4pm Friday 23rd December 2022 One can comprehend why the Dan Skelton-trained Shan Blue has opened as the early favourite for this Class 1 handicap chase. I am not suggesting I agree with the betting, however, his performance over course and distance in the 2021 Charlie Hall Chase is still obviously fresh enough in the mind to understand his place at the head of the market. On that day Shan Blue had shot clear of his rivals when taking a crashing fall at the third last fence. My notes immediately after that late fall included the following … Continued
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