Nicky Henderson hails "very special" Sprinter Sacre

Nicky Henderson
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Queen Mother Champion Chase winner Sprinter Sacre receives high praise from his trainer Nicky Henderson.

Trainer Nicky Henderson has described Sprinter Sacre as a "very, very special" horse following his victory at the Cheltenham Festival earlier today.

The seven-year-old claimed the Queen Mother Champion Chase title by 19th lengths ahead of Sizing Europe to hand Henderson his 49th win at the meeting.

"He is very, very special. He has that way of doing it. He does find it so ridiculously easy that you worry complacency could creep in," Henderson told reporters.

"We are very lucky to have a horse like him. We have talked about Punchestown. He is a two-miler and there is a nice Grade 1 there so maybe he could have another run."

Sprinter Sacre started the race as the 1-4 favourite.

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