Thursday November 9

Miss Crick, who was scheduled to make her chasing debut at Plumpton last month, only to be withdrawn because of the soft ground, finally does get her chance to make the switch to the larger obstacles at Fontwell tomorrow.

Alan said:”Fingers crossed the ground continues to dry up down there as we are keen to get Miss Crick started. She is a decent mare but was in the grip of the handicapper over hurdles, so I’m looking forward to seeing her over fences. The plan is the mares beginners chase.

“We start off Fields of Fortune in the juvenile hurdle at Warwick. He looked pretty ordinary when he arrived from the Hannons a couple of months ago, but he then started to work better and he ran very encouragingly when second in testing ground at Salisbury on his last run on the Flat. He’s been schooling fine.

“Also at Warwick we have Inn The Bull going for the two-mile hurdle. He won well at Worcester but was always in top gear when subsequently disappointing at Huntingdon, but that was not him and I’m sure he’s better than that. He has worked well since.

“We have two going for the mares bumper. Kimberley Point is new to us but we like her and she’s ready to start, while Hurricane Minnie was too weak to run last season but has done well through the summer and is also ready to roll.”