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Gary Carson

Gary Carson

Attack set for break after chase win

Plan Of Attack wins from Smitty BacallPlan Of Attack wins from Smitty Bacall
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Plan Of Attack survived a slight scare at the last to open his account over fences in the Neville Hotels Beginners Chase at Wexford.

Henry de Bromhead's charge had been runner-up to Go Another One on his chase debut at Clonmel last month and went one better this time.

Barry O'Neill sent his mount into the lead three from home in the three-mile-one contest and the 9/4 shot travelled best turning for home.

He looked to have matters in hand going to the last but there was a slight disagreement as O'Neill asked for a big leap and Plan Of Attack went low.

The Court Cave gelding responded well on the run-in to post a two-and-a-quarter length win over Smitty Bacall

De Bromhead said:- “He probably wasn’t as good as he was in Clonmel, and Barry thought he didn’t travel and jump as well.

“He’s been in quite a while and only had a short break around Christmas so we might back off him now.

“There is not many staying novice chases anyhow so we might back off him until October. There is a nice staying novice in Cheltenham then so we might look at that.


“He’s a staying chaser and really only got going in the last half-mile. I’d say he doesn’t want very heavy ground but he could tip away up to Christmas if the ground is alright.”

(Quotes by Alan Magee)