Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sprinter Can Run into Form at Ascot

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sprinter Can Run into Form at Ascot

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ALL eyes will be on Sprinter Sacre as he puts his unbeaten record over fences on the line in the Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot.

Given he has yet to be topped in six chase outings and has summarily dismissed plenty of good runners during that time, he will rightfully be an odds-on favourite and not much of a betting proposition.

However, the same cannot be said of his fellow Nicky Henderson-trained stablemate Petit Robin, who merits support in the Keltbray Holloway's Hurdle.

The 10-year-old was a classy chaser in previous seasons and has made a miraculous recovery from a potentially career-ending injury, winning twice over hurdles already this season.

A creditable second under a big weight in The Ladbroke at this track last time, Petit Robin sits on a career-high mark of 159 but his recent defeat looks even better as the winner Cause Of Causes has gone in again since.

Bold Sir Brian is viewed as a potential Cheltenham Gold Cup contender and if he is to live up to those kind of expectations he should be winning the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock. …

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