Going ‘main thing’ for New One

Ground conditions will dictate whether The New One will make his chasing debut at Market Rasen on Saturday.

The New One: Going steeplechasing this weekend, if conditions allow.

Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies revealed earlier this month that the multiple Grade One-winning hurdler was to embark upon a career over fences this season and on Monday he received his first entry in a two-mile-one-furlong novice chase in Lincolnshire.

However, the Naunton handler is not committing to running his stable star just yet.

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Twiston-Davies said: "It's just an entry at this stage. We need rain. If you're not entered you can't run, so we'll see what happens with the weather and go from there.

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"We're happy with him, but the ground is the main thing."

The New One's potential rivals in the Spire Brewing Company – Chesterfield Best Bitter Novices' Chase include the Dan Skelton-trained Blue Heron.

The eight-year-old landed the Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton last February but has been sidelined since finishing fourth in the Aintree Hurdle two months later.

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