Monday 23 April 2018

Paint keen to tackle fences

Anita Chambers

Paint The Clouds makes a swift transition to fences at Worcester today and connections' eagerness to get cracking in this sphere should be noted.

The six-year-old won a weak event over hurdles at Wincanton in March and then duly followed up in a slightly better heat at Cheltenham.

The handicapper must have been ruing his decision to leave Paint The Clouds untouched on a mark of 118 at Prestbury Park as he powered home by a comfortable five lengths.

Paint The Clouds was subsequently raised 12lb for that victory and trainer Warren Greatrex is obviously keen to build on that success. The 2nd Skin Brachain Supports Breast Unit Beginners' Chase looks an ideal starting point over the bigger obstacles while the ground is also still in his favour.

Sky Calling made a pleasing return over hurdles after nearly two years off the track and could be one to follow in the Handicap Chase.

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