23/10/2019

Jumps season kicks off at Chepstow with Persian War


The waiting is over for National Hunt fans since the for its season at Chepstow happens on Friday, using the Unibet Persian War Novices Hurdle highlighting the very first of two days.
Fergal OBrien runs equally Champagne Well and Paint The Dream at the Grade 2, and yet regardless of the former being much briefer cost, the coach feels there is small between them.
I wouldnt want to divide themto be fair, explained OBrien.
Paint The Fantasy did nothing wrong last year and ended up winning his final run. Hes just a novice and will go following this, but hes there on his own virtue. If we didnt believe he was good hed be in an ordinary novice.
He has had a excellent summer in the home along with his owner, therefore I wouldnt need to divide them.
Champagne Well did really well this season and is very strong, but what I will say is Paint The Fantasy has a great summer and looks excellent, so I am excited about seeing the couple of those.
Ruthless Article, who has enjoyed is run by rebecca Curtis and also has a rating of 140 to boot.
I think hes got a ridiculous rating actually, they are inclined to get overrated in the summertime, I dont think hes a 140 horse, she said.
He is hard to set as he would have three penalties in a standard novice and hed struggle off 140 at a handicap.
Hell have a spin round and have a break before returning back out the summertime. He has earned a crack at this.
The Philip Hobbs-trained Thyme Hill, who had been third in the Cheltenham Bumper, Paul Nicholls Trevelyns Corn and Alan Kings Harambe are among the runners.
Nicholls told Sky Sports Writer:Its an aggressive race on paper, but he had a breathing functioning in the summer and weve always had this race for a goal, since hes just a novice until November 1.
Hes healthy and well and needs to run well
From the Dunraven Windows Novices Chase Curtis runs Lisnagar Oscar, after winning a Grade Two at 27, well fancied for your Albert Bartlett last year.
Three miles at Chepstow may take some getting, especially first time out, but he did stay it well over hurdles, said Curtis.
I think he will come on a great piece for the adventure, but he will operate as great as some of his competitors so I am hoping to get a fantastic run.
He is not the greatest, but he is a smart little jumper. Im hoping he will make a chaser, but we will find out on Friday.
OBriens De Name Evades Me is just another and has been.
He never disappointed us last year and has not been outside of the first four because we have had him, said OBrien.
He was next in Cheltenham (to Aux Ptits Soins) on tender ground, which we did not think hed like, and is only a real good horse. I am anticipating watching him.
Hell enjoy the trip and its something to build on
The Professor Caroline Tisdall Supports Heroic Jumpers Veterans Handicap Chase sees some old favourites such as The Young Pro line and Regal Encore up.
Curtis conducts Scottish National hero Joe Farrell, who was fancied to the Grand National itself season but discovered it coming after injury to 2018.
He appears in really good form. He had an accident at this phase of the season, but hes fine now, said Curtis.
He ran a great race at Newbury, but those staying chasers desire time in their races and we were pushed for a while getting him ready for the National he probably did not have enough time between his races.
Hopefully this season will work out much better because of him.
OBrien runs.
It is going to be a nice starting point for him personally, he is starting off here to tee him up to visit Cheltenham in a few weeks, said OBrien.

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