14th November - Taunton
I declared the horses on good ground but if the ground changes to soft it’s unlikely either will run.
Bean ran better than the form suggests last time out at Fakenham when he slipped going into a fence early on, a few of the jockeys in the race reported the same problem afterwards, he lost his confidence and actually did well to finish second in the end on a track that didn’t play to his strengths.
Bean ran at Fakenham because the ground there is generally good which is what he prefers, he can handle a bit of cut bit not proper winter ground.
Bean has done plenty of schooling since that race and he’s been fine.
Bean is cheeky by nature but there’s no harm in him.
He will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.
Working Class has been a consistent horse over hurdles then after a loss in form he had a wind operation which brought about an immediate improvement with a win at Fontwell.
We stepped him up in trip on his last two runs and I do think he would prefer further than this two miles but he is running here for the ground.
Working class is a star at home, he can be strong on the gallops but he’s a nice person in all other ways.
He will be ridden by Harry Beswick.
Bean is looked after, will be led up and is ridden at home by Gracie O’Reilly.
Working Class is looked after and will be led up by Megan Brown, he is ridden at home by Quinten Leceour.