Jockey Adam Wedge is optimistic about Silver Streak’s chances ahead of Saturday’s Betfair Fighting Fifth Hurdle.
Silver Streak joins Buveur D'Air, Lady Buttons, Cornerstone Lad and Nelson River in a five-strong field for the Newcastle showpiece.
Dual Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D'Air is seeking a third successive win in Saturday's event but Wedge is hoping to cause an upset.
He admits it will be tough to stop JP McManus' stable star but feels the six-year-old's impressive form puts him well in contention.
"It's a big ask. Obviously Buveur D'Air is a very good horse, but our lad deserves to take his chance in a Grade One," Wedge told Sky Sports Racing.
"He exceeded all of our expectations last year. We always hoped he'd be a good horse, but he kept progressing all the time and surprising us all the way along.
"First time out this year was a very good run and he seems to have filled out and grown up again, so hopefully he can go forward."
Article Posted on Thursday 28th November 2019 @ 14.52
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