Performances Of The Week - 22/02/2021

Remastered - Bateaux London Reynoldstown Novices' Chase

There's not many better sights in national hunt racing than watching a horse make all then find extra on the run in to win and that's exactly what the Colin Tizzard trained Remastered did in the Bateaux London Reynoldstown Novices' Chase at Ascot on Saturday.

A fairly modest hurdler, the switch to the larger obstacles has paid dividends and he was two from two heading in to this race on the weekend.

Sent off at 9/2, he was sent to the front and he never saw another rival despite the late challenge of race favourite Demachine. It's unsure where he will run at Cheltenham if anywhere so he will certainly be worth keeping an eye on.

Monmiral - William Hill Extra Places Every Day Juvenile Hurdle

A really interesting juvenile hurdler for Paul Nicholls, the unbeaten Monmiral made it four wins from four career runs with another impressive victory at Haydock.

Sent off at EVS favourite, he was up against the highly rated Nassalam but that rival never really got close as the four year old, who is part owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, galloped away on the long run in after the final hurdle.

He is unlikely to run at Cheltenham with a trip to Aintree on the cards instead.

Goshen - Kingwell Hurdle

Well, here's a performance no one saw coming, Goshen bolting up by 22 lengths in the Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton.

Much was expected of the Gary Moore trained gelding after unseating his rider at the last hurdle in last years Triumph Hurdle when clear of the rest but after three disappointing performances this season including two on the flat, people had in some ways lost faith with him.

However, he repaid the faith of those punters that had stuck by him with one of the performances of the weekend. It's been no surprise to see him smashed in to third favourite for the Champion Hurdle with what looked set to be a two horse race between Honeysuckle and Epatante now a three horse race with Goshen in the mix.

Champ - Game Spirit Chase

Quite comfortably the most highly anticipated return to action for a horse so far this season, RSA Chase winner Champ bounced back from a 347 day lay off to finish a solid second in the Game Spirit Chase, ran over a mile less than his RSA victory last year.

It's been one of the biggest questions in the sport in the past six months, where will Champ run first this season? Well, the Game Spirit Chase probably wasn't the first race that sprung to mind for racing fans considering it's ran over two miles and going off Champ's performance in the RSA last year over three miles, he needed further than that, not less.

Sent off from the front, no surprises there, he showed a nice turn of foot on the flat and was well in contention of victory before jumping left at the final fence.

He's now available as short as 5/1 from 12/1 for the Gold Cup and he now looks a serious contender for the race.

Hugh Morgan - Racing Again March 6th Handicap Chase

Not a horse but a jockey. However, this is quite comfortably one of the finest rides you will ever witness.

After losing his irons after the first fence, conditional jockey Hugh Morgan rode nearly three miles without his irons and miraculously found a way of winning on board of 17/2 shot Young Dev at Navan.

Just watch and admire cause it really is breathtaking.