Horses To Follow » Remastered


Remastered was good in winning the Pertemps qualifier at Aintree last Saturday. Prominent from early, second behind the leader Johnson’s Blue, he moved into the lead at the top of the home straight, and he came clear over the final two flights. He only won by four lengths in the end from Milan Bridge, but he was eased down close home, he had much more in hand than that.

It was a really nice return to action by David Pipe’s horse. He made his seasonal debut in this race last year too, when he finished third behind Koshari and Deise Aba. His next run after that last year was in the Coral Gold Cup at Newbury, the old Hennessy, in which he was travelling well when he came down at the fourth last fence. That race is surely the target again this year, for all that his trainer did say that he will be keeping an eye on the ground.  He was rated 133 over hurdles when he finished third in the Aintree race last year, he raced off a mark of 132 this year, and he is now rated 139 over hurdles after winning that race. He raced off a chase mark of 146 in the Coral Gold Cup last year, he will get to race off a mark of 142 in it this year, and he must have a big chance in it this year, as long as the ground is soft enough for him. It was only good to soft last year, so any softer would be a bonus, and he looks like a better horse this year now after two wind operations.
Aintree, 5th November 2022