Trainer Jeremy Scott says Dashel Drasher is likely to run again at Newbury later this month after impressing last Thursday.
The six-year-old ran the two-and-three-quarter mile KKA-Highpoint Beginners' Chase and was leading initially ahead of the Nicky Henderson-trained Champ.
However, Champ roared back on the home straight to eventually win by three-and-a-half lengths but second was a creditable result for Dashel Drasher.
Scott says he is planning on dropping him back to two-and-a-half miles for the Ladbrokes Novices' Chase on November 29.
The Somerset trainer said: "I was delighted with that run - and I think we can ride him the way he likes to be ridden on the confidence of having seen him jump how he did last time.
"He was never going to beat Champ but it was a good run. I thought, out of all the novices there, his jumping was probably some of the most confident.
"There is quite a nice Grade Two novice over two-and-a-half back at Newbury at the Ladbrokes Trophy meeting.
"We will have a look at that and see what gets entered. Left-handed, flat, galloping tracks are what seems to suit him."
Article Posted on Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 16.42
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