Easysland and Jonathan Plouganou kick clear to win at Cheltenham in December

Easysland and Jonathan Plouganou kick transparent to win at Cheltenham in December

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Easysland, who’s a best-priced 5-1 2nd favorite for the Glenfarclas Pass Nation Chase on the Cheltenham Competition at the back of hat-trick in quest of Tiger Roll, has been purchased by way of main proprietor JP McManus.

Skilled by way of former French champion jockey David Cottin, Easysland made it 5 cross-country wins at the soar when scoring impressively at Cheltenham remaining month, a primary good fortune on the monitor for each Cottin and jockey Jonathan Plouganou.

McManus has gained the pageant Pass Nation Chase on six events, maximum not too long ago with Purpose Of Reasons in 2017. 

Having proved his flair for the monitor, Easysland is now scheduled to heat up for the pageant with a defence of his name within the Grand Pass de Pau every week on Sunday.  

Must all pass consistent with plan there, the six-year-old will head to Cheltenham in an try to deny Tiger Roll a 3rd win within the race and a 5th pageant triumph in general. 

David Cottin (2nd from proper, purple shawl) and jockey Jonathan Plouganou with Easyland after profitable the Glenfarclas Handicap at Cheltenham in December

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“JP does not have a lot this yr in the best way of horses for the Cheltenham cross-country this yr, which is a race he loves to focus on,” stated agent Hubert Barbe, a horse racing consultant who often acts for McManus in France. “He’s going to run down at Pau as a prep sooner than heading to Cheltenham.”

Barbe added: “We’ve to take a look at and tackle Tiger Roll. Easysland is just a six-year-old and has all of it forward of him. That is what makes him a captivating acquire.”

Easysland in the past ran within the colors of David Futter’s Yorton farm, house to his sire Gentlewave, however will now sign up for a proud historical past of McManus runners skilled in France that comes with the Francois Doumen trio Baracouda, First Gold and L’Ami. 

Easiest of the remainder… Pressing De Gregaine and Felix De Giles chase house Tiger Roll within the Glenfarclas Pass Nation Chase at Cheltenham in March 2018


Entries for the Glenfarclas Pass Nation Chase will probably be launched on February 26 and a powerful French flavour is predicted.

Along with Easysland, Cottin may just additionally input his nearest pursuer from the race in December, Wonderful Comedy, whilst compatriot Emmanuel Clayeux took the spoils with a 1-2 on the November assembly courtesy of Diesel D’Allier and Pressing De Gregaine, who’s 12-1 to rating having completed 2nd and 3rd to Tiger Roll on the remaining two fairs.

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