Trainer Phil Kirby is now anticipating viewing his two stars Lady Buttons and Best Ville Ben kick off their various attempts on Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.
Leading Ville Ben is a dual winner over fences at the West Yorkshire circuit and is being aimed in the Charlie Hall Chase itself, using rounded off his novice campaign with an fantastic effort to finish third behind Topofthegame and Lostintranslation at Aintree.
The admirable Lady Buttons has won 12 races for Kirby and will be set to bidding for a fourth victory in Wetherby in the OLBG.com Mares’ Hurdle – a race she won last year and finished second in supporting La Bague Au Roi at 2017.
Kirby told Sky Sports Racing:”They’re both doing lots of cantering. No speedy work has been done by them however, however they would not be a million miles away. They seem very well and they’ll both be aimed at the Charlie Hall meeting.
“Best Ville Ben will run in the Charlie Hall and Lady Buttons will won at the final race she won last year. Everything has gone to program so far, we’ve just got to keep it like that.
“Buttons can perform a very similar point to last year – she will start off in Wetherby, and perhaps visit Newbury and go to Doncaster for those Listed races and the major prize-money. We’ll see where we finish up at the season’s conclusion.
“For Top Ville, the strategy was always to go to the Charlie Hall to begin with. We are going to see how he puts , but if he’s aggressive, he could always go to Newbury for the Hennessy (Ladbrokes Trophy).”