26th Jan 2021
JERRYSBACK caught the eye, staying on for a 5l third to DASHEL DRASHER from a considerate Richard Johnson ride. (Ascot 2m 5f Handicap Chase). I don’t know what it is, but long absences suggest a fragility He ran off 142 and is 6lb lower than his very tired 3rd in the 2019 NH Chase. However, providing he remains fit, he is competitive and might be aimed for the Ultima (16s 4 places ¼ odds WillHill) or (12s 5 places 1/5 odds NRNB) or the Kim Muir (similar prices). He ran well at Ascot given he needs 3m. Watch.