Big Buck's is unbeaten in four starts over hurdles and fences at AintreePICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Big Buck's to bid for 17th win in a row at Aintree
BIG BUCK'S will attempt to win his 17th consecutive race when he lines up in the BGC Partners Liverpool Hurdle next Thursdaywith his owner Andy Stewart confident that his star can maintain his winning run.
Winner of the past four Labrokes World Hurdle's, Big Buck's is likely to be joined by Celestial Halo, also owned by Stewart, in the Liverpool Hurdle as he looks to defend his unbeaten record at Aintree.
"Big Buck's has been absolutely fine," Stewart said. "Obviously he had a race at Cheltenham as they all did, but there have been no problems at all.
"He's never been beaten at Liverpool because he ran in a chase race the year before he won his first Liverpool Hurdle but I wouldn't say he is better at Aintree as the fields he's been facing there haven't been as strong as at Cheltenham."
Big Buck's had to fight off Voler La Vedette on his previous start in the World Hurdle but Stewart feels his runner was not overly pushed to claim victory.
He said: "After this year's World Hurdle you wouldn't have known he had a race - he could have gone round again. One day he will turn around and say I don't want to do this any more but I think we are miles away from that at the moment."