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  • 13:20 Bet Totepool To Support Your Sport Novices' Chase2m 4f 110y

  • £9,000 added 5yo+ 4 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 23.25s
  • Off time: 13:20:36

Smooth Succcess For Tazbar

Last Updated: 16/01/10 5:06pm

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Tazbar - smooth success.

Tazbar - smooth success.

Keith Reveley continues to keep an open mind about spring targets for Tazbar following a routine victory for the fledgling chaser at Huntingdon.

Tazbar was a gallant second to the outstanding prospect Long Run in the Feltham Novices' Chase on Boxing Day and a resumption of winning ways never looked in doubt for the 8-11 favourite.

The course had delayed this meeting for a day initially to escape the cold weather but it was the possibility of subsequent flooding that caused more danger and an official inspection in the morning.

Reveley has not been too seriously affected at his stables near the coast at Lingdale in Cleveland and the first opportunity for jump racing in a fortnight lured him down to Cambridgeshire.

Following former smart hurdler Tazbar's 14-length win in the Bet totepool To Support Your Sport Novices' Chase, he was cut to 25-1 by Sky Bet for the RSA Chase.

Reveley's mother Mary was notoriously reluctant to send her horses to the Cheltenham Festival and although her son has been on record saying Tazbar may wait for Aintree or Punchestown, he is less circumspect.

Reveley said: "He'll certainly have an entry for Cheltenham and will hopefully have one more run before then but we will have to see what happens with the likes of Long Run and also what the weather is like.

"He didn't enjoy the ground today and is a good ground horse really. It is never going to be very quick at Cheltenham, it is normally on the easier side, but we'll see what happens.

"We wanted to get some more experience into him. He only ran three weeks ago so wasn't lacking fitness and he'll be better back over three miles."

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