Ask Me Early made a highly pleasing debut over fences with an all the way victory in a novice handicap Chase over three miles at Chepstow on Saturday.
He showed a good attitude, jumping soundly, and found plenty when pressed two out before stretching clear to win by five and a half lengths in the colours of the Dare family.
He has shown promise on both his hurdles starts for us but had earlier been successful in an Irish point-to-point in June last year and was always going to be a chaser.
The further Ask Me Early goes the better and he clearly relishes deep ground. So hopefully as he gains experience he can progress through the ranks in staying handicaps when conditions are in his favour.