Tim Vaughan – Champagne Chaser 25th Jan 2017 3rd 10/1 – Ludlow

Ran a cracker and only went down in a three-way photo – still each-way money landed! Original quote: “Champagne Chaser – Amateur riders’ race so these can sometimes be tricky to call. The horses continue to go well though and Champagne Chaser has dropped to a more reasonable-looking mark – with the jockey’s 7lbs claim added in he is back to his last winning mark. The softer ground here will be on his side too after finding conditions a bit quick that last two days. We all look to have the Newland horse to beat, but we head here with a nice-looking each-way chance with the ground and his rating more favourable this time.”