Lanzarote Hurdle victor and recent Martin Piper runner-up Cobblers Dream could have earned himself a spot in Grade 1 company ahead of next month’s Grand National Festival, his handler Ben Case has confirmed.
The 6-year-old has only had seven outings under rules but has been a huge improver since December, winning at Doncaster before landing the aforementioned valuable handicap at Kempton Park next time out.
He then finished a creditable second in the Cheltenham Festival finale and sights are now set on entering deeper waters for the spring.
“He ran another good race. He’s really had a good season,” Case told At The Races.
“He’s travelling through his races well, so he’s not giving himself a hard time. He’ll probably have one more run and that will be it for the season.
“His options are to either go to Aintree or Punchestown, so it will be one or the other. We haven’t made a decision on that yet.
“I may even stick an entry in the novice at Aintree. He’s more likely to run in one of the handicaps, I would think, but sometimes those novices cut up at this time of year.
“It might not happen, but it will be worth having a look at. It’s a good position to be in.”
The Edgcote chief also stated that his son of Yeats will start next season in the novice chasing department after being pleased with his work at home.
“I’ve already schooled him over fences and he’s been very good, so I don’t see any reason not to and if it doesn’t work out, we can come back over hurdles.”