PAISLEY PARK is prone to face his hardest check but in Saturday’s JLT Hurdle.
The six-year-old will step as much as Grade 1 firm for the primary time in Ascot’s prestigious contest.
Final seen profitable the Betfair Stayers’ Handicap in decided style, Emma Lavelle’s steady star has improved leaps and bounds since his reappearance in October.
Two victories have seen his score enhance by a stone, however his coach would not suppose he is completed with simply but.
Lavelle mentioned: “He is all set to go. He is in nice type and the plan is unquestionably to run.
“It appears to be like fairly a aggressive race and he’ll be encountering completely different floor circumstances, clearly.
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“But he’s an improving horse and we’re looking forward to seeing him run.”
Kim Bailey’s Younevercall is also making the transition from handicaps to Graded company after sluicing up in a Pertemps qualifier at Kempton last month.
Bailey told At The Races: “He has to really go for it because of how the handicapper has rated him.
“He’s now on the same mark as some of those really good horses in the country, which slightly surprised us. We can’t run him in handicaps, so we’re going to give it a try and see what happens.
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“The ground might be too soft for him, but there you are. It will be a great day for his owners and they are looking forward to it.
“He was very impressive at Kempton but it was an ordinary handicap. The ground was good and he won it very easily. It’s a big step up from there to a Grade 1.”