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  • 15:50 Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Novices' Chase3m 110y

  • £20,000 added 5yo+ 9 ran
  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Winning time: 6m 10.00s
  • Off time: 15:50:13

Sizing Symphony in good form ahead of Cheltenham test

Last Updated: 17/10/13 2:58pm

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Andrew Lynch: Rides Sizing Symphony

Andrew Lynch: Rides Sizing Symphony

County Waterford-based Henry de Bromhead, is set to be represented in the £20,000 Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Novices' Chase by Sizing Symphony at Cheltenham on Friday.

The seven-year-old son of Sadler's Wells was a smart novice hurdler two seasons ago, when his three victories included the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle over two miles and five furlongs at The Showcase.

After being forced to miss last season, he made light of a 597-day absence when successful in a beginners' chase over two and a half miles at Tipperary on July 21 before finishing third in a similar contest at Listowel on September 17.

De Bromhead said: "Sizing Symphony is in good form. He is a good ground horse and it was too soft for him last time at Listowel. Andrew (Lynch) said he hated the ground and did not jump as well as he usually can.

"We are hoping he will be better for the better ground at Cheltenham tomorrow and also hoping that the step up in trip will suit him.

"His win at Tipperary was lovely and he looks an exciting prospect. We were always aiming for this race with him and hopefully he will give a good account of himself. He has won at Cheltenham before, having taken the novice hurdle over two miles and five furlongs at this meeting two years ago."

Sizing Symphony will again be partnered by Andrew Lynch and faces eight rivals over an extended three miles, including According To Trev, who is unbeaten in two starts over fences for local handler Nigel Twiston-Davies and Pantxoa, successful on his latest three starts for Alan King.

King said of Pantxoa: "He's gone from a mark of 119 to 142 on his three latest starts, so he is certainly going the right way."

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