Ungaro out to atone

Ungaro faces six rivals as he bids to atone for an early departure at Kempton in Doncaster’s Coolfun Ltd Grimthorpe Chase.

Ungaro faces six rivals as he bids to atone for an early departure at Kempton in Doncaster’s Coolfun Ltd Grimthorpe Chase.

Keith Reveley’s charge crashed out at the second fence in the Racing Post Chase last weekend but he makes a quick return in tomorrow’s three-mile-two-furlong feature.

“Obviously he fell last week but he has shown no ill effects and he schooled well during the week,” Reveley said.

“It was just one of those unfortunate things. He’s such a quick jumper that he landed on the heels of one in front and came down.

“He seems to be fine though and we’re hoping to get a bit of compensation tomorrow.”

Ungaro, a Grade One winner as a novice, faces leading John Smith’s Grand National contenders Mr Pointment and Cloudy Lane at Doncaster and Reveley is clear about the task in hand.

He added: “It looks a nice field – a good quality race.

“He will be trying the trip for the first time but he ran well in the Sky Bet Chase the time before last so we know the track will suit and so will the ground.

“There’s no worries about the trip and it does look a good race with some Grand National prospects in there, so hopefully we should have a good chance.”

The line-up for the handicap feature is completed by Alderburn, 2005 Scottish National winner Joes Edge, Lankawi and Gidam Gidam.

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