Greatrex has Cheltenham in Mind

Grade One winning-hurdler One Track Mind could make his second start over fences at Cheltenham on Friday in the Jockey Club Ownership Syndicate Novices' Chase.

One Track Mind could run at Cheltenham

Although the six-year-old also holds an entry at Doncaster on the same day, trainer Warren Greatrex is favouring the extended three-mile-one-furlong event at Prestbury Park his next target.

One Track Mind trailed home last in a Grade Two at Newbury on his chasing bow after making a serious mistake at the first fence.

Greatrex said: "At the moment he is going to Cheltenham on Friday. He made a mistake at the first at Newbury and Gavin (Sheehan) did the right thing by letting him come back in his own time.

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"I wouldn't have taken him to Newbury for a Grade Two if I didn't think his jumping was up to it. He does have it in his armoury to do these quite unexpected things as he also ran out at Chepstow once, but when he is good he is very good.

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"We'll step him up in trip which will help him. He is a high-class horse and will get weight off a few of the others. He is a Grade One winner and I know he can jump. We schooled him at the end of last week and he jumped for fun."

The Upper Lambourn handler plans to bring fellow novice chaser Missed Approach back out around Christmas time having given the six-year-old a short break to recover from a wind operation carried out following his chasing debut at Exeter last month.

Greatrex added: " I got him checked out after Exeter as something was not right.

"I knew a few of mine needed the run, but I didn't think he did. Out of all the horses, Missed Approach was the most disappointing as his work had been so good and we expected a big run, but he was lifeless.

"I took him to Ben Brain and he had a small cauterisation of his palate.

"He is back being ridden and will be out around Christmas. Hopefully we will see considerable improvement next time out."

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