Michael Scudamore Offers Master Eider Chase Again | Race News

Michael Scudamore bids for more success at Eider Chase as Court Master prepares to try his luck in Newcastle’s staycation contest on Saturday.

The nine-year-old took victory at the same track when he was last seen earlier in the month, taking a handicap run of nearly three miles by six-and-a-half lengths after jumping cleanly throughout long and runs all the way.

The Vertem-sponsored Eider represents a step up in the journey, but Scudamore hopes his stamina will be showcased and he’ll be aided by his precise jumps.

“He won well last time, he’s in good shape until three miles and three-two, it’s going to be another stretch from there, but he’s giving every indication he’s going to stay,” he said. -he declares.

“He’s a good jumper and the drying ground should really help his luck.”

Court Master runs in the orange and black silks of Lynne Maclennan, the same owner as Mysteree who won the race for Scudamore in 2017 before finishing second by a neckline in 2019.

“The colors were lucky for us in this race, so hopefully lightning can strike again,” said the coach.

Pat Fahy’s fashion story travels from County Carlow to Ireland, with the eight-year-old an eight-length winner last month at Down Royal.

Further drying out of the ground at Gosforth Park will be welcomed by Fahy as his runner is more efficient on a better surface.

“He looks very healthy and he’s in good shape, I’m happy with him,” the coach said.

“The ground is good right now, it has its ground and the drier it gets, the happier I will be.

“It was good to give in up north (Down Royal) and that’s why he went there, he just wouldn’t like a swamp.

“I’ll be very happy if we get our pitch, I’m happy he’s healthy, he lacks a bit of experience but he’s made a bit of a leap and so we’ll see what happens.”

Mark Walford will be represented by Cash To Ash, a proven stayer who finished second in the Borders National over four and a half miles.

The gelding has finished second in his four most recent starts but has still hit a career-high 125 and will carry 10th 7-pounder around Newcastle this weekend.

“I’ve had this race in mind for a little while, he’s in really good form at home, the pitch is suitable and we know he’s staying well,” Walford said.

“It’s a much better race than the one he’s been in, but hopefully he can make a place for himself.

“This year seems to have been his best year so far, so I think he has improved and there is maybe a bit more improvement in him as well.

“The track is ideal for him. When he won he was jumping so badly that he was lucky to get over it, but this year his jumping has increased tenfold, so I think that’s in his favor. .

“He had a good year, he won a few awards and he did well.

“Although he was narrowly beaten, the only negative about him is that he’s not particularly badly handicapped but is able to run well off his mark.”

Former Welsh national hero Potters Corner takes a chance on Christian Williams, looking to atone for his late downfall by challenging for the race in 2019.

“Potters Corner has a bit of unfinished business in the Eider,” Williams said.

“He fell to penultimate a few years ago and it looked like he was fine.

“It’s great to give Ellis Collier a ride in the race for part of his development as a jockey. He works hard in the yard and it’s great to give him a chance to ride a horse like Potters Corner. We are looking forward to it.”

Win My Wings are expected to represent the same team following their winning three-mile run at Exeter in January.

“Win My Wings could run well. She won at Exeter last time out and she gained 3lbs this week for not running, so the form worked out,” Williams said.

“She deserves to run in a big race. She won in France and won at Cheltenham for us, and she looked like a die-hard stayer the other day. This will be her first step in those National-type races. .”

Emma Lavelle’s Eclair Surf enters the race in winning form after winning the Classic Chase at Warwick by 13 lengths on her last outing.

Robert Bevis’ Danilo D’Airy was stopped when he was last seen in the Winter Million Novices’ Hurdle at Lingfield, but before that he racked up a hat-trick of success in handicap pursuits and is unbeaten on the biggest hurdles.

Sean Curran’s Domaine De L’Isle is also returning to the steeplechase after a recent hurdle race, his last outing over the fences being his fourth-place finish in the Becher Chase in December.

Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Checkitout finished third in the latter race and was victorious in the final action in a Fontwell handicap pursuit in late January.

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