Versatile Tritonic switches to fences at Wincanton on Thursday
Alan has always loved seeing how one of his better hurdlers copes with the switch to fences, and on Thursday he launches both Tritonic and Hall Lane over the larger obstacles.
Tritonic, already six times a winner, three on the Flat and three over timber, begins his new career in an interesting four-runner novices handicap chase at Wincanton.
He was by far the best of this quartet over hurdles, and Alan is looking forward to see him change codes. He said:”Tritonic has been a star for us and he finished third at Royal Ascot this year as well as running well for a long way until his stamina gave out in the Cesarewitch.
“He was also a smart hurdler, and he has been schooling well over fences, which is encouraging, while the fact that the ground has been drying out is also a plus.”
Hall Lane kick-starts his new career in the novices handicap chase at Market Rasen, Things did not go right for him after he made a winning hurdling debut at Wetherby last autumn, and, though his reappearance was delayed because of a bruised foot, he has been working well and is ready to resume. He can be quite nervous, so, hopefully, Daryl Jacob can get him relaxed early on in this six-runner race.
Also in action at Market Rasen is Denburn, who was hugely impressive when making a winning debut in a bumper over this same course last May. He is an imposing individual, but whatever he does on his return, he looks the type to do well in novice hurdles this winter.
And with Call of the Wild and Rockwiththetimes on the comeback trail at Wincanton and Broomhill Road the first of our six runners to run in the Market Rasen opener, fingers crossed we’ll have cause for celebration somewhere along the line.