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Glen Shiel primed for Chipchase assignment | Racing News | NEWSRUX

Glen Shiel is reported to be “cherry-ripe” forward of his bid for a fourth victory at Newcastle in Saturday’s Pertemps Community Chipchase Stakes.

Whereas winless in eight begins since memorably offering jockey Hollie Doyle with a primary Group One success within the 2020 Qipco British Champions Dash at Ascot, the sprinter has been operating nicely in defeat – notably ending second at Royal Ascot and on Champions Day final time period.

Now an eight-year-old, the Hambleton Racing-owned gelding once more crammed the runner-up spot on his return at Haydock earlier than ending fourth within the Group Two Greenlands Stakes in Eire a fortnight later.

Glen Shiel struck gold thrice at Newcastle between January and August of 2020 and Hambleton’s head racing supervisor, Cosmo Charlton, is anticipating one other daring displaying on his return to Gosforth Park.

He mentioned: “He is in nice kind at dwelling, Archie (Watson, coach) has obtained him bouncing.

“He is an eight-year-old now and a giant previous unit. He all the time wants his first run, however I believe he arguably wanted that final run just a little bit as nicely.

“I believe he is cherry-ripe now. We did not go to Ascot final week due to the bottom, so we mentioned we would look in the direction of the Chipchase and fingers crossed for a superb run.

“I believe it is a good Group Three. There’s some improvers in there and it is a strong-looking race, however our horse has obtained good course kind and has to go there with a very good each-way likelihood.”

Hambleton have a second string to their bow within the type of Magical Spirit, who can also be a earlier winner over the course and distance.

“Once more he goes rather well on the monitor. Clearly he’ll be a little bit of an outsider and it is a onerous process, however he may run nicely at a good worth,” Charlton added.

Karl Burke has excessive hopes for Spycatcher, who was overwhelmed only a head at Newcastle on All-Climate Championships Finals Day following a tardy begin.

The four-year-old subsequently completed second to Highfield Princess within the Duke of York Stakes, however dissatisfied when stepped as much as seven furlongs for Haydock’s John of Gaunt on his newest outing.

Burke hopes the mixture of a return to Newcastle and the applying of headgear will allow Spycatcher get his season again on monitor.

“He is in nice kind and appears rather well. He wears cheekpieces for the primary time, which we expect will assist him and sharpen him up,” the coach advised Sky Sports activities Racing.

“He is a kind of that simply misses the kick typically, however he is jumped very nicely with the cheekpieces on. I do not assume he is ungenuine, I believe he simply lacks focus typically.

“After his disappointing final run, I assumed it made sense to return to the all-weather and again to Newcastle. We all know he handles the monitor nicely.

“He was unfortunate on Good Friday – he’d have positively received if he’d jumped with the sphere.”

Sense Of Responsibility is a number one contender for William Haggas, having taken her file to a few wins from 4 begins when defeating subsequent Commonwealth Cup third Flotus at Haydock final month.

Hugo Palmer’s Ebro River and the Julie Camacho-trained Judicial – winner of the race in 2020 – additionally function in a aggressive contest.

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