It is also important for initiating the hurdling
action and the quickness of the touch-down off the hurdle as well as the quickness of the sprinter-hurdler between the hurdles.
Unaccompanied had the benefit of an age allowance when landing this from Thousand Stars last year and, unlike this time, she came here on the back of a strong hurdling
Although Darlan was only runner-up in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, his most fervent fans might argue that had his hurdling
been slicker last season he would have won more than four of his six races and might have reached this point in his career unbeaten.
With back-to-back impressive performances in the two most competitive meets of the regular season, Isa has moved into the hurdling
As the hurdling
legend prepares to extend his record-breaking sequence of 17 consecutive wins, Nicholls, speaking at his open day yesterday, said: "This season's campaign will probably follow a similar route, taking in the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury, the Long Walk, World Hurdle and Liverpool Hurdle.
Inexplicably, the woman who has dominated the sprint hurdles for the past decade, who posted seven of the 10 fastest times this year and lowered her own American record, is 0-for-the-medals in four Olympic hurdling
Racing in a vintage period of hurdling
, Monksfield was every inch a champion, a horse who was brilliantly campaigned by his young and then largely unknown trainer, Des McDonogh.
The fact that Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics and again in 1996 made the hole in her hurdling
resume all the harder to hide.