Maxwell favouring Shantou Flyer ride in Foxhunter Chase
David Maxwell Hopes to ride last year Shantou Flyer at Cheltenham in the St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase.
Man and the prominent owner also has the option of teaming up with Bob And Co, a winner in Fontwell on Sunday, however, he intends to maintain that one back for Aintree.
Shantou Flyer demonstrated great form however, is trained by Rose Loxton, for whom he has won a point-to-point plus a hunter chase.
“I believe he’s improved. In the event that you had asked me before Fakenham whether I’d return to Cheltenham to shoot on Hazel Hill, I would have stated’no chance’, however, he felt like another horse and jumped really well,” Maxwell informed www.pointtopoint.co.uk.
“Rose is extremely good with these jaded older horses that have ability, and Rose makes it out of them.
“We are very lucky in point-to-pointing to have so many amazing stock folks, who really understand horses.”
Of Bob And Co, who Maxwell was made to pull at Warwick after getting cramp in his leghe added:”He’s a great horse, not the most straightforward ride, however I am considering running him Aintree instead of Cheltenham.
“I don’t think he needs three and a thousand miles and he jumps better off a more powerful pace. He should be suited by the trip at Aintree , and he’s been about Auteuil.
“If they can jump around Auteuil, which has a few small fences, and also a few creatures , they could jump around everywhere. He is a really good jumper and I only hope he does not acquire over-bold.”