Chance mulls Brackloon options
The Racing Plus Chase at Kempton is a potential target for Brackloon High after he bounced back to form with victory at the track last weekend.
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The eight-year-old has always been held in high regard by Gold Cup-winning trainer Noel Chance, but results have been mixed since he started jumping fences last season.
He ran arguably his best race yet over the larger obstacles when winning decisively under talented amateur Nico de Boinville last Saturday and Chance hopes his charge can build on that fine effort.
Chance said: "He's come out of the race well, but I got a nasty shock on Tuesday morning when I saw the handicapper had put him up eight pounds.
"I've had a look to see where we can go with him and there is a three-mile handicap at Sandown on February 2, so we'll have a look at that.
"The other race we could look at is the Racing Plus Chase back at Kempton (February 23). I'm thinking with his rating of 136 he might just creep into that on a nice weight.
"He does just tend to go to his right a bit and I think he's better sticking to right-handed tracks if possible.
"He has run the other way round but when you start creeping up the handicap and get into these better races, you want everything in his favour.
"I hope he can win a decent prize at some stage, as the owners have been great supporters."