Throwback Race Of The Day For Monday - 14/11/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

A Plus Tard

This weekend sees the first Grade One of the jumps season in Britain with the Betfair Chase from Haydock seeing some of the best staying chasers go to post.

The eight year old has been a superb horse during his career, really bouncing onto the scene in 2019 when taking the old Novices' Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham festival.

Two seasons he again put up another superb performance at Leopardstown over Christmas, when becoming one of the very few horses to beat Chacun Pour Soi in a Grade One.

He went to Cheltenham off the back of that run in the Ryanair and when punted to run a big race, could only finish third behind Min.

Last term, he made his seasonal debut in the two mile Grade Two Fortria Chase at Navan, where he was narrowly beaten by Castlegrace Paddy.

It was obvious that two miles was not his trip and De Bromhead last time out sent him over three miles for the first time in his career and didn't half suit him.

In the Grade One Savills Chase he came from a long way back off the pace to snatch victory at Leopardstown.

He headed into the Gold Cup with a huge chance and in the end ran a valiant race in second just being seen off by stablemate Minella Indo who outstayed him on the day.

Returning last season in this event he took the event by 22 lengths from Royal Pagaille and then went to Leopardstown at Christmas looking to land back to back Grade One events in the Savills Chase.

Looking the winner close home he was chinned by Galvin, but having been waited on since then he went to the Cheltenham festival and got his redemption in the Gold Cup.