Antique Clouds: places in a superb jump to expire an excellent winner of the Peter Marsh Chase
Antique Clouds bounced again to shape and proved he’s like most present Premier League facets – extremely efficient so long as they don’t seem to be at Liverpool.
He fell on the first fence within the Grand Nationwide final April and did little higher within the Becher Chase in December, blundering badly on the Chair and shortly pulled up.
However 15 miles alongside the East Lancs Street from Aintree he confirmed over again he is a extremely efficient stayer with a straight forward victory within the Peter Marsh Chase, at all times in entrance rank and scoring by means of a decisive seven lengths.
The Sue Smith-trained chaser had fallen 3 out when chasing Bristol De Mai on this race 3 years in the past and been positioned within the Welsh Grand Nationwide, Scottish Grand Nationwide and Ultima Handicap Chase (two times) since then.
Proprietor Trevor Hemmings’ racing supervisor Mick Meagher stated: “He deserved that, he is run so smartly in such a lot of races.
“It is nice to win a just right one with him. He incessantly kicks one out however he jumped nice lately.
Antique Clouds and Danny Prepare dinner lead the Peter Marsh box en path to victory
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“We would possibly return to Cheltenham for the race he was once 2d in final yr and there is the Scottish Nationwide as smartly. And he may come again right here for the Grand Nationwide Trial subsequent month.”
Reflecting on Aintree, jockey Danny Prepare dinner – who was once successful a fourth Peter Marsh – stated: “He did not take to it in any respect however they have got executed a just right process with him at house. He completed 3rd within the Tommy Whittle right here, staying on well, and he were given his self belief again.
“His homework has been completely A1, I schooled him on Wednesday and he grabbed cling of the snaffle and I used to be a passenger sitting there going over the fences, appearing me he was once in just right fettle.
“When I used to be nonetheless in entrance turning for house I knew they have been going to take some getting by means of me.”
Brian Ellison was once happy with how Nationwide hope Definitly Pink stored on for 2d and stated: “The bottom was once a little bit cheesy, which does not swimsuit him, however we are pleased with the efficiency with that weight.
“He is been operating smartly this yr, however he has raced a little bit lazily. The plan is to visit Kelso subsequent month after which Aintree. We are going to put some cheekpieces on him at Kelso to peer in the event that they sharpen him up, and in the event that they can we would possibly run him in them within the Nationwide.”
Watch Antique Clouds land the Peter Marsh Chase
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FIRST PUBLISHED 3:01PM, JAN 18 2020