Hang In There looks set for the top table

23-June-2022
23-June-2022 9:18
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by Russell Smith

Worcester has always been a popular track to introduce a novice to chasing, with no quirks - straightforward, orthodox design with wide bends and nicely presented fences. Small wonder that despite its other manifold shortcomings, trainers bring youngsters to earn their confidence around the course. 

In Hang In There, Emma Lavelle has one such. ALready a horse with a growing reputation over hurdles, this strapping son of Yeats has a future over fences.  Already a winner of 4 hurdle races, including a graded hurdle at Cheltenham in November 2019, and two handicaps at Stratford last summer, the Ogbourne Maizey trainer has sent her stable prospect novice chasing. To date the score is two from three.

Novice chases continue to be plagued by small fields, so Hang In There may not have beaten much in his runs at Uttoxeter last month and yesterday at Worcester. However, his jumping was more fluent at Worcester, leading to the view that he is getting the hang of the bigger fences that are his natural metier. It's clear that Lavelle thinks a lot of him. She told the Racing Post, "The positive to come out of it was how confident he was in his jumping, unlike last time at Uttoxeter. He will have taken so much confidence from that."

Emma Lavelle Photo: Marlborough News

At an official rating of 143, Hang In There is on the upgrade, but will have to wait until the autumn before he can play against the big money horses from the top teams. Don't discount him being a factor though in middle distance graded events like the Berkshire Novices at Newbury over the Ladbrokes Trophy weekend.

Owned by Tim Syder and Andrew Gemmell, he looks set to give them plenty of entertainment this winter. 

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Hang In There looks set for the top table

23-June-2022
23-June-2022 9:18
in General
by Russell Smith

Worcester has always been a popular track to introduce a novice to chasing, with no quirks - straightforward, orthodox design with wide bends and nicely presented fences. Small wonder that despite its other manifold shortcomings, trainers bring youngsters to earn their confidence around the course. 

In Hang In There, Emma Lavelle has one such. ALready a horse with a growing reputation over hurdles, this strapping son of Yeats has a future over fences.  Already a winner of 4 hurdle races, including a graded hurdle at Cheltenham in November 2019, and two handicaps at Stratford last summer, the Ogbourne Maizey trainer has sent her stable prospect novice chasing. To date the score is two from three.

Novice chases continue to be plagued by small fields, so Hang In There may not have beaten much in his runs at Uttoxeter last month and yesterday at Worcester. However, his jumping was more fluent at Worcester, leading to the view that he is getting the hang of the bigger fences that are his natural metier. It's clear that Lavelle thinks a lot of him. She told the Racing Post, "The positive to come out of it was how confident he was in his jumping, unlike last time at Uttoxeter. He will have taken so much confidence from that."

Emma Lavelle Photo: Marlborough News

At an official rating of 143, Hang In There is on the upgrade, but will have to wait until the autumn before he can play against the big money horses from the top teams. Don't discount him being a factor though in middle distance graded events like the Berkshire Novices at Newbury over the Ladbrokes Trophy weekend.

Owned by Tim Syder and Andrew Gemmell, he looks set to give them plenty of entertainment this winter. 

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