Glance sets for fences
Jefferson star set for early return
Last Updated: 30/09/12 12:15pm
Attaglance: Chasing bow
Cheltenham and Aintree winner Attaglance is likely to begin his career over fences at Carlisle in early October.
The six-year-old tasted Cheltenham Festival glory when landing the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Hurdle under Harry Haynes and completed a major double when claiming a Listed handicap at the Grand National meeting.
Now rated 155 over timber, Attaglance will be one of the more exciting novice chase prospects in the north and trainer Malcolm Jefferson has been pleased with his early schooling sessions.
"Attaglance schooled over fences for the first time the other day and I was quite happy with him," said Jefferson.
"The plan at the moment is to start him off in a novice chase at Carlisle's first meeting (October 12).
"Obviously that's dependant on things going well between now and then and the ground being right, but I'm happy with him at the moment."
Jefferson's other Cheltenham and Aintree hero was Cape Tribulation, following up his Pertemps Final win with another lucrative victory on Merseyside.
He has since finished down the field on the level at York and in the French Champion Hurdle and he could mix it under both codes in the coming months.
"Cape Tribulation is fine and he might go for a staying race at York in a couple of weeks. After that he'll probably go for the West Yorkshire Hurdle at Wetherby on Charlie Hall day," said Jefferson.
"We'll see how he gets on there, but he might revert back to fences."