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Ex Patriot

Ex Patriot ran a big race to finish fourth in the Thyestes Chase. He travelled well through his race, and he jumped well for Derek O’Connor, but he just appeared to run out of stamina over the last two fences. He had no answer to Total Recall’s surge at the third last, but he kept on bravely to retain fourth place.

Ellmarie Holden’s horse is a talented performer, and he will be of interest again now when he drops back down a little in trip. He is only seven and he still has the potential to go beyond his handicap rating of 146. He is not entered at Cheltenham, but he will be of interest wherever he goes next.

Gowran Park, 23rd January 2020