Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Because tackles Marsh mission

Becauseicouldntsee

Becauseicouldntsee features among the final declarations for the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock on Saturday.

Noel Glynn's eight-year-old was last seen finishing second to Majestic Concorde in Leopardstown's Paddy Power Chase over the Festive period.

The Paul Nicholls-trained Take The Breeze heads the weights after 13 runners were declared for the Peter Marsh.

Pat Murphy's Maktu is turned out just a fortnight after running a fine fifth in the Welsh National, while Malcolm Jefferson's King Fontaine returns to Merseyside following two course successes in November.

Madison Du Berlais was sixth in the King George VI Chase at Kempton just a week ago but is back on the racecourse again for the David Pipe team. Howard Johnson's Frankie Figg was successful in the Grand Sefton at Aintree on his latest start and reverts to regulation fences.

Johnson could not be happier with his gelding's condition and said: "He's just a typical Aintree horse really but he's so well in himself, we thought we might as well get him out and get him running.

"Nothing apart from the National fences seem to light him up, but we can't just wait for Aintree to come around and he might as well have a go. The problem is, the fences at Haydock probably aren't big enough for him, but we'll see. The ground doesn't bother him."

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