Anthony Honeyball says Jepeck with run at Exeter next month with the aim of qualifying for next year’s Veterans’ Series Final.
The 11-year-old won this season's event at Sandown early in the new year, picking up a prize of £100,000.
He was nearly taken out by a loose horse just prior to the final fence but eventually motored on to cross the line a short head in front of Regal Flow.
Jepeck will now go to Exeter next north and trainer Honeyball says he had a few options, including Haydock, but is happy with the proposed plans.
"He goes to Exeter on February 9 for a £30,000 veterans' qualifier for a nice race called the Veterans' Final next January!" said Honeyball.
"It's not too far from us, I'm happy with the plan. I was going to see if there was anything else for him and there was talk of going for an Albert Bartlett Trial at Haydock which would probably be a small field.
"He handles heavy well and he'd probably be placed in that but I think we'll keep it simple. He takes his races well, he's got a month to get over Sandown and if he gets qualified, we can do whatever we want then before the final."
Article Posted on Friday 17th January 2020 @ 14.23
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