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Published: 09:11 | 25/4/16

No retirement for Sprinter

Sprinter Sacre will race on next season because Nicky Henderson believes retirement would be the 'cowardly way out'.

Having battled health problems in recent years, the ten-year-old has looked back to his best this season, reclaiming the Queen Mother Champion Chase before ending his campaign in style by landing the Celebration Chase at Sandown on Saturday.

It has been speculated that connections would call time on his career following his unbeaten season, but Henderson believes the horse can carry on for another year.

"From our point of view, it (retirement) would be the cowardly way out," Henderson told the Daily Telegraph. "We can say we don't want to put ourselves, or him, through it any more, but he has done nothing to suggest he needs to be retired.

"He is 10 now, but he missed two years and has done nothing but get better this season.

"It will be interesting to see what his rating is, as they were saying he had been running around 10lb below what he once was.

"Next year's another year and it will get more difficult, but why not? He enjoys it, and people enjoy him."

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