Friday 20 April 2018

Thomas in the plate on Nacarat

Sam Thomas will renew his partnership with Nacarat in the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby on Saturday week.

The bold-jumping grey was ridden to victory in the West Yorkshire track's feature 12 months ago, but has been the regular mount of Paddy Brennan since. However, with Brennan suspended, connections have once again turned to Thomas.

Trainer Tom George tweeted: "Sam Thomas will be riding Nacarat in the Charlie Hall Chase due to the suspension of Paddy Brennan."

Meanwhile, Ayr's Flat meeting next Saturday will be run on the hurdles course, meaning the minimum distance for any of the races will be nine furlongs. The last meeting at the Scottish track on October 6 was abandoned halfway through due to false patches of ground.

"We've changed from the Flat course to the hurdle course," said clerk of the course Emma Marley. "The abandoned races were on the sprint course."

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