Leading jockey Barry Geraghty has described Sprinter Sacre as being “special” and the rider has revealed he has “never ridden one like him.”
Nicky Henderson’s ultra-talented chaser kept his unbeaten record over the larger obstacles when he powered to an impressive success at Newbury on Friday and the superstar smashed the course record in the Game Spirit Chase in the process.
Geraghty was in the saddle won Moscow Flyer won the Arkle in 2002 and he explained: "Call him (Sprinter Sacre) what you like - the business, the real deal - all I know is that he's special and I've never ridden one like him.
"Moscow Flyer was brilliant but he'd doss in front and would beat a bad horse by two lengths the same as a good one. You'd call him unassuming in human terms, but this horse is flamboyant.
"Nine times out of 10 Moscow was a good jumper, but Sprinter Sacre is fast - I've never ridden a horse that can get from one side of a fence to the other like he does.
"In fairness to him, he was clever at a couple, which a horse needs to be at Cheltenham - concentrate on the job. He was breathtaking all right, and he's the sort of horse that jockeys wait for their whole career.
"He just needs wrapping up in cotton wool and looking after as he's still got so much potential."