Carlow trainer John “Shark” Hanlon and stable star “Hewick” has arrived in France ahead of the French Champion Hurdle.
Hewick has arrived in France on the boat. Now we drive to the stables 🇫🇷🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/l2B457tUS7— Shark Hanlon Racing (@jhanlonracing) May 17, 2023
Last season’s winner of the Galway Plate, American Grand National, and Oaksey Chase at Sandown, the eight-year-old will line up with Rachael Blackmore who is continuing to deputize for Jordan Gainford.
Speaking to KCLR Live, Hanlon is hopeful for another victory in a different country for Hewick;
“He is bringing us all over the country, and all over the world. He is in great form, and please God now on Saturday, I think the race will suit him.”
“It is worth a lot of money, €390,000. It is one of the biggest races of the year in race. We are hoping, hoping, hoping.”
Listen towards the end of KCLR Live below to hear the full interview: