TWE Eye-Catchers Of The Week - 13/12/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing


Another runner to note from the weekend was Impervious for Colm Murphy in the Grade Two Mares’ Novice Chase over 2m 1/2f at Cork.

Taking on the likes of Dinoblue, Rosey's Hollow and Instit who are no mugs, she went on to take the race by three lengths from Dinoblue but if she really wanted to she could of won the race by more/

It was a very impressive performance with the horse making it 2/2 over fences now and although she showed signs of ability over hurdles last season, the switch to fences has started to convert her into a serious animal.

Impervious is in a few markets for The Cheltenham Festival but it looks as though the Grade Two Mares’ Chase against her own sex will be where she ends up with the Arkle a much tougher event and going from 14/1 into 5/1 for that race sees her as the second favourite behind Allegorie De Vassy for the event with the Mullins favourite still yet to jump a fence.

Big player if getting the trip going forward.


Undersupervision was one one of the biggest eye-catchers from last week at Cheltenham from the way he looked to be finishing a well beaten sixth but stayed on from absolutely nowhere to rattle home and grab third, in the end only being beaten by 5 1/2 lengths.

The 3m2f didn’t actually seem far enough for him to me and he is another that could improve even more for going up a trip again this season, he looks a very talented staying horse that has some serious stamina in his locker and looks exciting for the yard being so young.

He has the potential to be better than his current mark of 136 with more to come from him throughout the season as that was only his first run of the season.

What we like about this horse is he is only six years old so you would think there is still plenty more to come.

Master Chewy

The final eye-catcher of the weekend with a view to this horse being well treated off a mark of 126 in handicaps going forward this season is the Nigel Twiston-Davies trained Master Chewy.

The gelding would have been carrying a penalty in his race at Cheltenham on Friday if not for falling at the last at Ascot last time out when going clear of a decent field but just over jumping the obstacle and coming down.

Before that he some nice form in a Novice Hurdle at Chepstow with the winner Pikar looking a very nice type for the Skelton's and the second Hullnback since winning nicely at Haydock.

On Friday he travelled beautifully into the race but could not edge past Attacca for Nicky Henderson who made every yard and looks a very smart stayer.

Given a mark of 126 Master Chewy has to be interesting when stepped into a handicap.