Reve De Sivola could take on Solwhit and Quevega on their home soil next month as the horse’s owner admitted that Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle at Punchestown on April 25 is likely to be his next race.
We last saw the French gelding finishing fourth in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham, a race that Solwhit of course ended up winning.
Quevega was also a winner at the Festival last week as Willie Mullins’ mare won the OLBG Mares' Hurdle for the fifth time in a row.
It seemed as though a tough run in the Cleeve Hurdle on Cheltenham Festival Trial Day took its toll on Reve De Sivola and he struggled to keep up with Solwhit in the closing stages.
Now though, he is set to have another four weeks or so resting before heading to Punchestown.
He could then head into the French Champion Hurdle in June, but one thing Paul Hunter, the horse’s owner has said is that Aintree’s meeting next month is out of the question.
"We are looking at Punchestown probably next. He's won and been placed there. Aintree is definitely out. We're not considering going there.
"Then we'll see how he might come out of that before we think of the French race. You have to be careful of the ground at Auteuil. It can be very sunny there at that time of year.”
Connections of Reve De Sivola won’t be thinking of Cheltenham just yet, but you can be sure he will head to the famous meeting as long as he continues his fine form over hurdles in the next twelve months.