Jedd O’Keeffe eyeing up Aintree for Sam Spinner

SAM SPINNER is about to bid for redemption at Aintree after failing to justify his favouritism within the Solar Bets Stayers' Hurdle on the Cheltenham Pageant.

Jedd O'Keeffe's Lengthy Stroll Hurdle winner went off because the market chief at Cheltenham however might solely end fifth behind Penhill after setting not more than a gentle gallop.

 Sam Spinner to head for Aintree after Cheltenham disappointment

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Sam Spinner to go for Aintree after Cheltenham disappointment

"I assumed he ran very nicely however I don't assume he ran fairly to his greatest," stated the Middleham handler.

"I don't assume the best way the race was run suited him as he would have appreciated some firm in entrance.

"The horse was in all probability a bit of inexperienced for making all on a stage like that. If he'd had some firm on the primary circuit a stronger tempo would have seen him in a greater mild.

"Whether or not he would have been ok to beat the likes of Penhill, I don't know, however he's a nonetheless a horse that may enhance once more subsequent yr."

How Sam Spinner fares within the Ryanair Stayers' Hurdle at Aintree on April 14 is more likely to determine whether or not he stays over timber or goes chasing.

"We've nonetheless received the choice of education him over a fence – we're in two minds about that – as he's nonetheless a really thrilling prospect," stated O'Keeffe.

"The plan is to go to Aintree, the monitor there’ll go well with. Ideally we'd like some firm up entrance so we may also help pressure it with one thing else or have one thing to purpose at.

"Relying on how he does at Aintree, the French Champion Hurdle continues to be a potential as a result of if we do think about a novice chase marketing campaign I'd in all probability favor to complete him sooner so he can get useful expertise over fences within the autumn.

"If we hold him over hurdles there aren't too many early-season alternatives, so it's nonetheless up within the air."

SAM SPINNER is about to bid for redemption at Aintree after failing to justify his favouritism within the Solar Bets Stayers' Hurdle on the Cheltenham Pageant.

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