Angels Breath impresses on chasing debut at Ascot
Angels Breath looks to have a bright future after Creating a debut over fences at the Sky Sports Racing Novices’ Chase at Ascot.
After adding to his Grade 2 triumph over challenges on his very first launch under rules with a facile success the Nicky Henderson-trained five-year-old created it two wins from as many visits.
Tracking early pacesetter First Flow for a lot of the race, the nicely supported favorite moved into the lead before exercising an awesome winner, jumping the second last.
Henderson stated:”He had been slick was not that he, as he isn’t the biggest. The funny thing is that he gave us all the impression last year he desired ground.
“Nico (De Boinville) said he couldn’t believe it the way he travelled into the soft ground as we don’t do soft ground at home and he certainly loved it.
“It turned out to be a proper gallop and Birchdale (stablemate) couldn’t go together. I didn’t believe that they would outpace Birchdale like this but they’ve gone a pace taking into consideration the floor.
“He’s had a good blow and he’ll come on a reasonable bit for it. He has been good. The one amazing thing about that race would be you’re skipping up six fences hill and they’re lovely fences to begin with to get a novice.”
Assessing goals for Angels Breath, who had been cut into 10-1 to the Arkle and 8-1 for the JLT by Paddy Power, the Seven Barrows handler suggested he would return to the course for the Grade 2 Noel Novices’ Chase next month.
He added:”I’d be hanging around two and half (miles) for the time being I would believe. This (Noel Novices’ Chase) is most probably the obvious one but I have never believed about pre-planning yet.”