Bajan in line for Chester return

Blue Bajan could make a belated racecourse reappearance for new trainer David O’Meara in the totesport.com Chester Cup on Wednesday.

Blue Bajan could make a belated racecourse reappearance for new trainer David O’Meara in the totesport.com Chester Cup on Wednesday.

Owner Dr John Hollowood has moved the nine-year-old to up-and-coming O’Meara from Andy Turnell as he is local to his North Yorkshire stable.

Capable on the Flat and over timber for Turnell, Blue Bajan has not raced since finishing well down the field in the 2010 totesport Trophy Hurdle at Newbury.

“It would be very presumptuous to think he could win a Chester Cup after more than 400 days off the track so it would be a bit of a learning curve with him if he were to run,” said O’Meara.

“But he’ll be fit enough to do himself justice and as long as he’s OK between now and then and the ground is suitable, we’d look at running him, with hopefully Danny Tudhope riding.”

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