Son Of Camas to go up in class after Newbury win
Son Of Camas seems set to be thrown into Grade One company after making it two wins from as many visits to Newbury in the Ladbrokes’Where The Nation Plays'”National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle.
Winner of a bumper at the Berkshire course out time, the Nicky Henderson-trained four year old followed to get off to the start over hurdles.
Racing prominently during , the shot that was 3-1 found enough to lower the colours of their King Roland that was formerly unbeaten with a length.
Henderson said:”He’s got a very good attitude to life, this particular horse. He is quite professional and he also showed that last time.
“I was going to head straight over hurdles with himbut he was naive about life I thought I’d let him have a breeze to find out about racing, so actually it’s worked out nicely.
“We’re talking about the Tolworth and that is something that you could think about.
“Noel Fehily reminded me he won this race Buveur D’Air, however, I wouldn’t read too much into that yet.”
Fanion D’Estruval (6-1) had proprietor David Wilson lost for words after finishing a four-timer in his British debut in the Ladbrokes Chase, to receive quotes of 20-1 to the Arkle Trophy with all the race host and Coral.
Wilson, who has lived in France for the past 25 years, said:”This will be the very first horse I have owned and I am sure it will be the last horse I have. This can’t be repeated by me.
“This means a great deal to me personally and is tremendous – I am lost for words. It is more than realising a fantasy, but it is something that I thought would be impossible. I’m so delighted it’s occurred.”
Winning trainer Venetia Williams added:”We kind of expected he would do this and we have been becoming quietly excited at home.
“I have a tendency to have a reputation for having slow horses long distances, so it’s nice to get one having a little bit of pace like he’s.”
History repeated itself when getting up on the line at the two-and-a-half-mile decoration with a nose to conquer Grade One winner Kalashnikov since Oldgrangewood acquired his first triumph as landing the Buy Your Ladbrokes Free Bet Today Handicap Chase in 2017.
Trainer Dan Skelton said of the 6-1 winner:”It has been very frustrating, but everybody has hung in there and he’s turned up again.
“A lot of folks were giving me too much credit stating I have him here 10lb reduced, but that hasn’t become the plan. The long-term target for him is that the National.”
Oliver Sherwood will take aim at bigger and better prizes with Sevarano (13-2) after the six-year-old lasted to make up for lost time when defying a penalty in the Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boosts Novices’ Hurdle.
Sherwood explained:”He’s a suitable horse. He had issues last year and we found out he had any ulcers that are deep, therefore we have needed to treat him. He has matured. Upping him in trip has assisted.
“The Challow is a really hot race and I’ve been fortunate enough to win it using The Breener, Big Action and Berude To Not. I would like to sit on the weapon, but it’s a chance.”