Dashel Drasher’s connections have appealed in a bid to overturn their demotion to 3rd place in Stayers’ Hurdle on the Cheltenham Competition.
Jeremy Scott’s steady and enduring stalwart nearly pulled off a shock on day three, resulting in the ultimate flight earlier than being rolled up by Sire Des Berlais in an exciting three-way end – overwhelmed three-quarters of a size with one other neck again for Teahupoo in third.
Nevertheless, Dashel Drasher’s rider Rex Dingle allowed his mount to float barely left on the ultimate flight and was judged by the stewards to have brought on sufficient interference to deprive Gordon Elliott of second place 9/4 favourite.
The Holworthy Farm supervisor left Prestbury Park annoyed however happy with the 10-year-old boy, who’s at the moment recharging his batteries forward of additional efforts this spring.
“We’ve got appealed,” Scott confirmed. “He’s doing very effectively, he has come out of the race very effectively and the choices are open – it will be good to provide him one other race this season.
“I felt that if we had had a bit higher preparation he may have raced even higher (on the Stayers), however he made us proud and he carried out remarkably effectively.”
Choices for that different outing embody Aintree’s Liverpool Hurdle (April 15) and the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers’ Hurdle at Punchestown Competition (April 27) and whereas a visit to Merseyside would possibly come too quickly for Scott’s steady stalwart, this may open up the potential for a daring double involving the French Hurdle Champion at Auteuil on Could 20.
“He ought to completely sing to go to Aintree,” Scott continued. “It might be the least seemingly that I might have thought, however he appears to have come out of the race very effectively, so I would not completely rule that out truly.
“Punchestown is one in all my favourite journeys, so I might like to go there with him if I may.
“Usually it tells you when it is able to race and I used to be fairly shocked at how effectively it did. If you happen to’re actually grasping you are able to do one thing like Aintree after which put it away and go in France in case you wished a cheerful , so I suppose all choices are open.”
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