If The Cap Fits makes the perfect start his chasing career at Ffos Las
If The Cap Fits made a perfect start to his chasing career with an emphatic success on Sunday in the novice Chase at Ffos Las named after the Gold Cup winner Norton’s Coin who was trained in West Wales.
We had only two opponents in the race over two miles, five furlongs but they were both strong in the market even though If The Cap Fits was almost a stone clear of them on hurdles ratings.
While his schooling had been good at home, drying ground conditions meant that nearly all of it took place over brush hurdles on our all weather gallop though he did jump six fences on the grass two weeks ago after heavy rain.
So it wasn’t the greatest surprise on Sunday that he was a bit novicey early before warming to his task with the help of a brilliant ride by Daryl Jacob who let him find his rhythm before easing him into the race in the final straight.
If The Cap Fits came alive in the last half mile, soon led, attacked the last like a fresh horse and won as he liked.
It was so exciting to watch given that he had a nice blow and will improve for the experience and the run.
I am so pleased for his owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede who stepped in to buy him when the Rooney’s decided to concentrate on their team of flat horses.
I’d say I’ve never had a novice chaser of the calibre of If The Cap Fits who is likely to run next at Wincanton in the Rising Stars Chase, ground permitting. If all goes well there then it will be on to Kempton over Xmas for the Kauto Star Chase.