Leading trainer David Pipe has given his versatile star Ramses De Teillee some big chase options over the next few months with the the Becher Chase at Aintree and the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow both high on the pecking order.
The eight year old has been a superstar for the yard during his career over both hurdles and fences and after a superb campaign over hurdles last term when winning three events, including the Grade Two Don Novices' Hurdle and another Grade Two event at Haydock, this season he is set for the bigger obstacles.
He made his seasonal debut in the Grade Three handicap chase at Cheltenham at the November meeting and he managed to see off a strong challenge from Yala Enki to land the event.
Pipe believes he could have a huge season and off the back of that run will either head to Aintree or Chepstow with both events both within his range of winning.
Pipe said: “What a horse. He battled all the way to the line and he’s been brilliant for his owners and everyone at Pond House.
“He’s entered in the Becher at Aintree and the Welsh National and I expect he’ll be going for one of them.
“The Becher might come a bit quick as he had a tough race the other day, but it’s a possibility. We’ll see what the ground is like, too.”