Peck takes a break

Novice expected to benefit from winter break

Last Updated: 22/12/11 12:28pm

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Peckhamecho is set to be given a winter break following his highly encouraging performance in Friday's Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle at Ascot.

The Rebecca Curtis-trained five-year-old recorded impressive victories at Ffos Las and Bangor before being stepped up to Grade Two company and he had no problem holding his own, finding only Molotof too strong.

Curtis will now give her exciting youngster some time to mature and she hopes he can go on to compete at the big Festivals in the spring.

"I was delighted with his run and he'll probably have a small break now before we bring him back in February some time," said Curtis.

"It was a step up in class for him the other day, so it was great to see him run so well and he actually came back with a bit of a cut on his leg.

"Tom said he didn't really feel right through the race, so in a way, it's an extra bonus that he still managed to run well.

"He seemed to handle the softer ground all right but he's still quite a weak horse and a winter break should do him good.

"He could make up into a Cheltenham horse, or if not, he could go to Aintree."

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