American and Bristol De Mai on Kelso collision course

AMERICAN might conflict with the Nigel Twiston-Davies-educated Bristol De Mai within the Premier Chase at Kelso subsequent Saturday.

Harry Fry's fragile however gifted chaser managed to complete second to Definitly Purple within the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham on his final begin.

 American set for Kelso assignment

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American set for Kelso task

"I feel that was his greatest efficiency final time," Fry advised Racing UK.

"The Ladbrokes Trophy didn't go to plan and it was a 50-50 name whether or not to even run at Cheltenham.

"For a great distance it appeared like he may truly win, lack of a current run in all probability advised however it was a aid to see him again to one thing like his greatest.

"He'll go to Kelso subsequent Saturday (Premier Chase) and I feel he may nicely conflict with Bristol De Mai, so long as the assembly is on and floor circumstances allowing.

"After that will probably be the Irish or English Nationwide. He's within the Ultima Handicap at Cheltenham however I needed to apologise to his proprietor for not placing him within the Gold Cup.

"There's a really outdoors probability we might complement him the Saturday earlier than if it is rather moist."

Fry additionally believes Appearing Lass, despatched off favorite for the Betdaq Chase at Kempton, discovered the faster floor a shock to the system.

The seven-yr-previous trailed house in ninth and Fry will now take a look at dropping him again into novice firm earlier than planning for subsequent season.

"As a result of the bottom has been so tender all season it got here as a little bit of a shock to him to get on floor fairly as fast as that," Fry stated.

"That was the quickest floor he's encountered and it was simply too vigorous. I do know he was stepping up in journey however he couldn't ever lay up or get into the race.

"He's a novice, he's achieved nicely this yr and hopefully we'll be capable of discover him a chance on sluggish floor earlier than this yr is out."

AMERICAN might conflict with the Nigel Twiston-Davies-educated Bristol De Mai within the Premier Chase at Kelso subsequent Saturday.

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