Bravemansgame made a formidable debut over fences with an all-the-way triumph within the Aubrey Loze Memorial Intermediate Chase at Newton Abbot.
Given a Positive experience by Harry Cobden, the Paul Nicholls-trained six-year-old ran his rivals into submission with an outstanding spherical of leaping.
The Large Breakaway tried to launch a problem, however was up in opposition to it when he got here down on the ultimate fence. That left Fusil Raffles, a three-time novice chase winner final time period, to choose up second place – 5 lengths behind the 4-6 favorite.
“That was a unbelievable efficiency. We knew he jumped effectively and he was completely sensible on the market. I stated to Harry ‘you have obtained no weight, so if you wish to bowl alongside achieve this’,” Nicholls instructed Sky Sports activities Racing.
“He did that properly and he is not filly wound up but. We have been initially going to go straight to Wincanton for the Rising Stars, however when it rained we thought he’d have some schooling right here in a race as an alternative of education him at residence and that is why we introduced him right here.
“And we have received it earlier than with a novice, Black Corton. With 10st 8lb as a result of they seem to be a novice they get the allowances and it is helpful to make use of. There’d have been nowhere to go earlier than Wincanton. That is good.
“He is not that sturdy and he would not want loads work. He ran at Cheltenham and Aintree final season and had arduous races, however he is had a pleasant summer time. We have simply ticked him alongside properly.
“The Rising Stars subsequent and I am not completely satisfied he must go three miles but. We’ll simply make a plan with him because the season goes alongside and thoughts him.”
Nicholls’ gelding was third to Bob Olinger at Cheltenham, and will meet Henry de Bromhead’s star once more at some stage as he too goes chasing.
Reflecting on the Competition run, Ditcheat coach added: “Harry stated to me he could not consider going to the second-last somebody was at his shoulder – he (Bob Olinger) should be a really sensible horse, hopefully he stays in Eire they usually do not meet too quickly!”
Nicholls and Cobden have been finishing a fast double after Skatman (6-4 favorite) took the British Stallion Studs EBF ‘Nationwide Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle.