Connections of Dashel Drasher have lodged an enchantment in a bid to overturn their demotion to 3rd within the Stayers’ Hurdle on the Cheltenham Competition.
Jeremy Scott’s sturdy steady stalwart virtually pulled off a shock within the day three function, main on the closing flight earlier than being reeled in by Sire Des Berlais in an exhilarating three-way end – crushed three-quarters of a size with an additional neck again to Teahupoo in third.
Nonetheless, Dashel Drasher’s rider Rex Dingle allowed his mount to float barely left on the closing flight and was adjudged by the stewards to have precipitated enough interference to disclaim Gordon Elliott’s 9/4 favorite second spot.
The Holworthy Farm handler left Prestbury Park pissed off however happy with the 10-year-old, who’s at present recharging his batteries forward of additional endeavours this spring.
“We’ve lodged an enchantment,” confirmed Scott. “He is all good, he is come out of the race very well and choices are open – it might be good to get one other run out of him this season.
“I felt if we had a barely higher preparation, he may have ran even higher (within the Stayers’), however he did us proud and he did outstandingly properly.”
Choices for that additional outing embrace Aintree’s Liverpool Hurdle (April 15) and the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers’ Hurdle on the Punchestown Competition (April 27) and whereas a visit to Merseyside may come too quickly for Scott’s steady stalwart, it might open up the potential for an audacious double involving the French Champion Hurdle at Auteuil on Might 20.
Dashel Drasher may head to Punchestown subsequent month
“He must be completely singing to go to Aintree,” continued Scott. “That may be least probably I might have thought, however he does appear to have come out the race very well. So I would not wish to completely rule that out truly.
“Punchestown is one in every of my favorite journeys, so I might like to go over there with him if I may.
“Usually he tells you when he is able to run and I used to be fairly stunned by how properly he is come out of it. If you’re being actually grasping you may do one thing like Aintree, then put him away and go to France when you wished a jolly, so I assume all choices are open.”