Dashel Drasher may make his subsequent begin over fences within the Grade Two 1965 Chase at Ascot later this month, reside on Sky Sports activities Racing.
The Jeremy Scott-trained 10-year-old started the brand new season at Wetherby on November 4, contesting the Grade Two bet365 Hurdle and beginning because the 7/4 joint-favourite underneath Rex Dingle.
He led for a lot of the way in which and solely pale approaching the final earlier than ultimately ending third behind Botox Has and Crimson Threat.
Dashel Drasher has switched between chasing and hurdling all through the previous couple of seasons and has loved loads of success over each sorts of obstacles.
He was second to Grand Nationwide winner Noble Yeats within the Many Clouds Chase at Aintree final December and was then runner-up in a trio of high-quality Cheltenham hurdles, culminating within the Grade One Stayers’ Hurdle on the Competition, the place he was crushed solely three-quarters of a size by Sire Du Berlais.
A swap again to chasing might be subsequent on the agenda, with the 1965 Chase at Ascot on November 25 – a gathering which additionally options the Coral Hurdle – into account if the gelding is able to go once more.
Dashel Drasher completed third to Lostintranslation within the 1965 Chase in 2021 and in addition gained the Grade One Ascot Chase on the observe earlier that 12 months.
“He is rather well, he in all probability simply bought a bit caught within the mud the opposite day, perhaps it is simply age catching up with him as nicely,” Scott stated of the Wetherby run.
“He is actually come out of the race rather well and there’s a chase at Ascot in a number of weeks’ time which is a chance, however it’s fairly troublesome discovering races for him.
“I used to be very a lot considering we might play it by ear, I might prefer to run him again over fences as a result of I believe he was simply as efficient over them.
“It will be good to discover a Grade Two that we may run him in however they’ve taken plenty of them away, final 12 months we ran within the Many Clouds however they’ve taken that away, so it is troublesome to search out him someplace to go except you run in a handicap.
“He is by no means missing for will, he is at all times only a bit stuffy on his first run however I am very pleased with the way in which he is come out of the race and we’re simply searching round for the subsequent plan.
“We’ll see how he’s once we begin performing some correct work – and if we will go to Ascot, that will be nice.”
Watch the November Racing Weekend from Ascot reside on Sky Sports activities Racing on Friday November 24 and Saturday November 25.