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Open Hearted caught the eye on the gallops ahead of his chase bow
By Gallops Reporter
Last Updated: 07/12/13 3:34pm
OPEN HEARTED has always appealed as a horse than should do well over fences and the six-year-old is set to switch codes after working nicely this week.
The gelding has an entry at Leicester and with his size and scope should mean he finds opportunities plentiful through the winter in his new role.
ROYAL BOY seemed to lose the plot on his chase debut at Kempton but with his excellent hurdling form, it is no surprise to see Nicky Henderson contemplating a return to that discipline with the six-year-old.
He is engaged at Leicester next week and time should tell that he is the near top-class performer he looked when finishing third in last season's Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown.
CALL THE COPS blotted his copybook at Southwell but this son of Presenting requires better ground and will come on for that reintroduction.
He's shown signs of inexperience but is learning all the time.
CAPTAIN CUTTER scored in the manner of a long odds-on shot the other day and is definitely one to follow. His jumping is improving and two and a half miles seems the optimum distance for him.Meanwhile, sent a posse of horses up the steep woodchip gallop at Sandhills.
CHAMPAGNE WEST caught the eye as warmed up for his outing at Warwick on Sunday.
DOCTOR FOXTROT is ready for a return to the fray having worked with some sparkle while others to go well included CLOUD CREEPER.