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Lucinda Russell pondering Basic Chase outing for Corach Rambler | Racing Information

Lucinda Russell will weigh up her choices for the thrilling Corach Rambler, who holds entries in each the Agetur UK Ltd Basic Chase and the Wigley Group Hampton Novices’ Chase at Warwick on Saturday.

Russell, who has additionally entered secure stalwart Huge River within the £100,000 Basic Chase, is quietly tempted by the prospect of operating Corach Rambler within the characteristic race, regardless of the eight-year-old solely having had three races over fences.

The handicapper has raised him 15lb for wins at Aintree and Cheltenham and Russell is eager to see how he would fare in open firm, particularly as he could be at a drawback on the weights if clashing with Paul Nicholls’ Threeunderthrufive within the Grade Two novice chase.

“We’ll take a look on the weights and all the pieces and see what we do with Huge River as a result of he is in at Kelso on Sunday as properly,” stated Russell.

“If the bottom is not too unhealthy, Corach would possibly go within the handicap.

“He is undoubtedly an enhancing horse. He goes beneath the radar a bit bit due to Ahoy Senor however he finished nothing incorrect and is clearly enhancing.

“For my part he stays, I do know Scu (Peter Scudamore, companion and assistant coach) is 100 per cent certain that he’ll, however I believe he’ll and perhaps off 142 there’s a bit little bit of wriggle room.

“If he ran within the Grade Two novice he’d have to enhance no less than 6lb to beat Threeunderthrufive, so I believe he may be higher off within the huge handicap going for a giant pot.

“He is eight, he is nonetheless enhancing and whenever you watch Cheltenham once more, he is obtained a bit extra nonetheless to return. It is thrilling to have one other huge weekend arising.”

Russell gained the Basic with subsequent Grand Nationwide winner One For Arthur in 2017 and wouldn’t rule out Huge River if the going was testing.

“He appears extraordinarily properly, he is leaping higher than he ever has, he is simply turned 12 and he is lastly obtained the hold of it,” she went on.

“He is blossoming so he might go to Warwick or Kelso, which is a monitor he loves however that is solely three miles. I suppose he’ll go the place the bottom is softest.”

Others within the Basic Chase combine embody the Venetia Williams-trained pair of Achille and Commodore, Dr Richard Newland’s Minella Encore and Henry Daly’s Head To The Stars.

There are seven possibles within the Hampton Novices’ Chase, which it was introduced on Monday carries a £25,000 bonus to any horse who wins it and follows up at Cheltenham in March.

Any Information, Doyen Breed, Midnight River, Mint Situation and Mossey Fen might tackle Threeunderthrufive and Corach Rambler.

The Ballymore Leamington Novices’ Hurdle has attracted 14 entries as the opposite Grade Two on the cardboard.

Gelino Bello, Howdyalikemenow, Gordon Elliott’s Mr Fred Rogers, Stag Horn and Surrey Quest are amongst them.



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