Course specialist I See You Well is out to again up his latest Plumpton win and execute a long-term plan within the Sky Sports Racing Sussex National on Sunday.
The Seamus Mullins-trained I See You Well has received 4 of his five chase outings at the West Sussex monitor, together with a five-length success final time in a barely decrease grade, over an prolonged three-miles-and-one-furlong.
Up 5lb to a mark of 124, the just-turned nine-year-old will face 15 rivals over an prolonged three-and-a-half-mile journey and the Salisbury handler says the gap will maintain no fears.
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Mullins mentioned: “He likes it down at Plumpton all right, doesn’t he? It was a good run last time.
“For a staying chaser he’s at the height of his profession at his age.
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“He all the time regarded like a horse who wanted something north of three miles. He is in good kind and got here out of his final race effectively. He will go on any floor apart from quick floor.
“This was a race we have earmarked from the beginning of the year. We have tried to build him up towards this and we are hoping for a very good run.”
David Pipe is represented by five runners – Al Roc, Via Dolorosa, Abaya Du Mathan, El Paso Wood and D’Jango – all owned by Judith Wilson and all relative newcomers to the yard.
Trainer David Pipe sends five runners to Sunday’s Sussex National at Plumpton, stay on Sky Sports Racing, with homeowners Fergus and Judith Wilson hoping to discover a Grand National candidate
“They all have bits and pieces of form over a trip. We haven’t had them too long,” Pipe advised Sky Sports Racing.
Tom Scudamore sticks with D’Jango, who was fourth of five to Butterwick Brook on his steady and British debut at Wincanton.
Pipe added: “D’Jango ran well at Wincanton. He will appreciate the step up in trip and softer ground.”
El Paso Wood unseated within the Becher Chase at Aintree on his British debut earlier than crushed seven lengths in a novices’ handicap chase at Ffos Las.
Go Whatever is one in all two horses within the race for coach Chris Gordon
“El Paso Wood ran a decent race at Ffos Las and will appreciate the step up in trip,” mentioned Pipe.
“Abaya Du Mathan we are still learning about and it is the same with Al Roc. The trip might just stretch Via Dolorosa a little bit. He ran a nice race in the Grand Sefton at Aintree, but didn’t get that far in the Becher Chase (going well when unseated at the 12th fence).
“Scu [Tom Scudamore] has gone for D’Jango, so hopefully that’s our greatest one.”
Chris Gordon is the other trainer with multiple runners, saddling both Blame The Game – a well-held sixth to I See You Well last time – and Go Whatever, who was third in the same race.
Gordon said: “Both have gotten visors on for the primary time.
“They both lack a bit of concentration at times, but both are fit and well and I’d like to think they could both run very well.”
Pemberley (left) and Tom Bellamy take on and beat Frisco Bay at Warwick
Colin Tizzard has received this race thrice with Jeremy Spider (2003), Ironside (2008) and Christmas In April (2020), with the latter bidding to land the race once more off an 11lb larger mark than when beforehand profitable.
Other rivals embrace the Lucy Wadham-trained Eclair Du Guye, who was third within the London National at Sandown, and the Emma Lavelle-trained Pemberley, who received off the mark over fences at the fourth try at Warwick following a few close to misses.