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Jumps season kicks off at Chepstow with Persian War

The waiting is over for National Hunt fans since the for its season in Chepstow happens on Friday, using the Unibet Persian War Novices Hurdle highlighting the first of two weeks.
Fergal OBrien runs Paint The Dream and Champagne Well in the Grade Two, and regardless of the former being a much briefer price, the coach believes there is little between them.
I wouldnt need to split themto be fair, explained OBrien.
Paint The Dream did nothing wrong this past year and ended up winning his very last run. Hes just a beginner and will go chasing after that, but he is there on his virtue. If we didnt think he was good enough hed be in an ordinary novice.
Hes had a terrific summer in the home along with his owner, therefore that I wouldnt want to divide them.
Champagne Well did very well this season and is very strong, but what I will say is Paint The Fantasy has a terrific summer and looks fantastic, so Im anticipating seeing the set of those.
Ruthless Article, that has enjoyed is run by rebecca Curtis and also has a score of 140 to boot up.
I believe hes got a ridiculous evaluation actually, they have a tendency to get overrated in the summer, I do not think he is a 140 horse, she said.
Hes hard to place as hed have three penalties from a standard novice and hed fight off 140 in a handicap.
Hell have a spin around and then have a break before returning back out next summer. He has got a crack at this.
The Philip Hobbs-trained Thyme Hill, who had been third in the Cheltenham Bumper, Paul Nicholls Trevelyns Corn and Alan Kings Harambe are one of the fancied runners.
Nicholls told Sky Sports Racing:Its an aggressive race , however he had a breathing functioning in the summertime and weve always had this race as a target, because he is only a beginner until November 1.
Hes fit and well and needs to run well
In the Dunraven Windows Novices Chase Curtis runs Lisnagar Oscar, after winning a Grade Two at 27, well known for the Albert Bartlett.
Three miles at Chepstow could take some getting, especially out time, but hed remain it well over conflicts, explained Curtis.
I think hell come on a good piece for the adventure, but he could operate as good as any of his rivals so Im hoping for a good run.
He is not the largest, but he is a clever little jumper. Im hoping hell make a chaser, but well find out on Friday.
OBriens De Name Evades Me has been ultra-consistent over struggles and is just another.
He never disappointed us a year ago and has not been out of the first four since we have had him, explained OBrien.
He had been next in Cheltenham (to Aux Ptits Soins) on soft earth, which we didnt think hed enjoy, and is just a real good horse. Im excited about watching him over fences.
He will like the trip and its something to build on.
The Professor Caroline Tisdall Supports Heroic Jumpers Veterans Handicap Chase sees some old favourites such as Regal Encore and The Young Master line up.
Curtis runs Scottish National enthusiast Joe Farrell, that was fancied for the Grand National itself last season but discovered it coming too soon after injury to 2018.
He seems in really good shape. He had an accident at this stage of the season, but he is alright now, said Curtis.
He ran a great race at Newbury, but those staying chasers want time in their races and then we were pushed for some time getting him prepared for the National that he probably did not have enough time between his races.
Hopefully this year will work out much better for him.
Perfect Candidate, who has Cheltenhams October and November meetings within his sights is run by oBrien.
It is going to be a fine starting point for him personally, he is starting off here in order to up him to visit Cheltenham in a couple of weeks, said OBrien.