Monday 18 December 2017

Times' gets off to flyer

Trainer Emma Lavelle is weighing up a number of options for Timesremembered following his brilliant display in the Persian War Novices' Hurdle at Chepstow.

A €70,000 recruit from Ireland having shown up well in point-to-points and a Fairyhouse bumper, the five-year-old has wasted no time in attempting to repay his new connections.

After making every yard of the running on his hurdling debut at Uttoxeter, Timesremembered took the step up to Grade Two level in his stride as he slammed some talented opponents by upwards of six lengths.

Lavelle said: "He takes versatility to a whole new level. He's won at two miles on good ground and then he won over two-and-a-half miles on soft ground at Chepstow, so there are plenty of options for him."

Meanwhile, Nick Scholfield has been appointed No 2 jockey at Paul Nicholls' stables. Nicholls' first-choice, Daryl Jacob, is currently on the sidelines.

Sunday Independent

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