Ran well for much of the way - seems to be going the right way for Oliver. Original quote: "Like many good ground horses - Pontresina - has had a nightmare of a winter this season. He did run ok on softish ground at Chepstow first time out for us before getting completely bogged down at Southwell in early December, he pulled-up that day and we have been waiting for better ground ever since. He knows how to get his head in front after making all to win a point-to-point on good ground before I bought him so he has ability. There were only three runners in that race but it was a good time and the horse that finished second made a lot of money at the sales subsequently. Pontresina loves his jumping, he’s very athletic and works nicely without being flashy. Does look a race between Dell Oro and Who's My Jockey though so we'd just be delighted with an improved effort. "