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  • 14:05 Fuller's London Pride Novices' Chase 2m 4f

  • (Registered As The Berkshire Novices' Chase) (Grade 2) £24,000 added 4yo+ 6 ran
  • Winner £13,668 2nd £5,129 3rd £2,568 4th £1,279
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 11.20s
  • Off time: 14:06:32

Dynaste no soft touch - Scu

Last Updated: 29/11/12 12:49pm

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Dynaste: Impressed at Cheltenham on his chasing bow

Dynaste: Impressed at Cheltenham on his chasing bow

Jockey Tom Scudamore is confident testing conditions will hold no fears for Dynaste at Newbury on Friday.

The high-class staying hurdler made a most impressive start to his chasing career with a comprehensive defeat of Fingal Bay at Cheltenham earlier this month.

The six-year-old now steps up to Grade Two level and faces some smart opponents in the Fuller's London Pride Novices' Chase.

Scudamore said: "All has gone well at home since his first run. I'm looking forward to getting back on him on the track again and hopefully continuing the good work he started at Cheltenham a couple of weeks ago.

"It's obviously another tough race - you wouldn't expect anything else - but he's a top horse and he's going to be running in these top races.

"The ground is going to be soft but that wouldn't really concern me. It was soft when he won over hurdles at Haydock and I'm sure he'll be fine."

Trainer David Pipe is hopeful rather than confident Dynaste will handle the rain-softened ground.

He said: "He came out of Cheltenham well and I think two and a half miles round Newbury should be fine for him.

"I don't think he's ever run on ground this soft but he seemed to handle softer ground when he was running in France, so we'll just have to hope for the best.

"He's in good form and we'll try and win tomorrow before we start thinking about where we go next."

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