Fox Norton looked like a horse jumping into the big time when he made a mockery of his rating to come home unchallenged in the Randox Health Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.
Veterans’ chases are races confined to horses aged 10 or older and the ‘younger’ veterans, i.e. the 10-year-olds, are the ones to concentrate on. Seven of the eight previous winners of the 188Bet Handicap Chase (Aintree 2.45. Sunday) came from this age group (the other an 11-year-old) which helps us to eliminate three of the runners.