Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Getabird Will Fly on the Soft Ground

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Getabird Will Fly on the Soft Ground

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GETABIRD is expected to be suited by the testing conditions in his attempt to gain a first top-level success in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle today.

The six-year-old will put his unbeaten record on the line as he looks to give trainer Willie Mullins, who is also represented by Sharjah, a sixth victory in the two-mile curtainraiser.

Patrick Mullins, son and assistant trainer, said: "I think the rain is definitely in his favour as he handles the soft ground and he stays further than two miles.

Getabird "He has travelled over fine and has had a good preparation. Obviously he has got to improve from his current performances, but he is more than capable of doing it.

"It looks an open renewal but Kalashnikov sets a fair standard and Mengli Khan is a Grade One winner. He is a different type to a lot of our previous runners in the race. …

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