April 3rd - Haydock
One runner today at Haydock.
Republican began the season over fences where he ran with credit on both occasions and jumped very well.
He was carrying a lot of weight on his second outing at Fontwell on heavy ground and it just left its mark, he went quiet on me so I gave him a good break over Christmas and into the new year.
Republican returned to action again in February and because of the time frame I decided to revert back to hurdles and start afresh novice chasing next season, with another summer on his back I think he’ll make up into a nice chaser.
Republican is a thorough stayer who will handle most ground conditions, he’s been in good form again at home lately and because of his honest nature he will give a good account.
Republican is an easy horse to deal with, he’s very kind in his stable and generally good to ride except on the schooling ground where he’s dropped quite a few people by whipping around.
He will be ridden by Jonathan Burke.
Republican is looked after and will be led up by Lenka Helmecka, he is ridden at home by Cameron Baker.