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  • Writer's pictureSimon Long


Tom who rode his 19th winner of the season at Uttoxeter yesterday.

Aucunrisque for his sposnors for trainer

Chris Gordon. Aucunrisque justified odds-on favouritism on his chasing debut, but trainer Chris Gordon is not convinced his future lies over fences.

A Grade 2 winner over hurdles, Aucunrisque's jumping got better throughout the 2m novice chase, but the six-year-old did not do enough in his three-quarter length victory to confirm his chasing prowess in his trainer's eyes.

Gordon said: "He's great. He's a tough, genuine horse but I'm not sure chasing is going to be his game. He's not the biggest in the world and it's not locked and loaded that he's going to be a chaser from now on.

"We won't think about returning to hurdles for now as we would like to go chasing but, just on the back of that run, we're not 100 per cent committed to fences. We'll give him one more run and see how we go."

Gordon saddled Annual Invictus to finish runner-up in this race last year, and that one went on to win a novice event at Cheltenham on his next start, but the trainer is looking at a smaller track for Aucunrisque's next run.

He added. "We'll probably find a little novice somewhere at a smaller track, maybe over two and half miles."

2:45 SUBLIME HEIGHTS - Runner-up in two maiden hurdles in spring; now begins second spell over fences.

Owners - Andrew & Sarah Wates - Trainer - Toby Lawes

4:30 KAYF LEGEND - Made promising Irish point debut in April and new stable does well in bumpers.

Owners - The Moorestead Remount Syndicate - Trainer - Chris Gordon, This boy is out of

a half-sister to two bumper winners and he shaped with significant promise when fourth of ten on Irish Point debut in April (good to yielding). He's a lovely horse at home with a good

attitude so fingers crossed for a good run today.

Photo - Kayf Legend


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