14:20 Sandown Sun 11 November 2018
Tough and consistent novice chaser last season when he was placed at the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals. Has something to find with Terrefort on the latter running and this looks a warm-up for a tilt at Newbury's Ladbrokes Trophy.
Had Elegant Escape back in third when winning at Aintree in the spring. That capped a fine series of efforts and this looks a stepping stone to even better things with the Ladbrokes Trophy among his options.
Landed a big handicap at the Cheltenham Festival in March and was probably over the top when pulling up behind Terrefort at Aintree. Ran as though the race was needed at Chepstow on reappearance and should do better this time.
Progressive over fences last season, ending his campaign when landing a gamble in a valuable handicap chase at Aintree. Unexposed and is held in high regard by connections.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville|
Terrefort (4/6), Elegant Escape (10/3), Thomas Patrick (6/1), Coo Star Sivola (10/1)
- Elegant Escape
- Thomas Patrick
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