Nicholls ponders Politologue plan

Paul Nicholls plans to keep Politologue at two and a half miles following the grey's good effort in defeat at Haydock on Saturday.

Politologue: No plans to step up in distance just yet

The Ditcheat trainer was pleased Politologue stuck to his task well in the closing stages to go down by only a length and a quarter to the talented winner in a hot Grade Two for novice chasers.

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"Politologue ran a blinder in going down narrowly to the smart novice Waiting Patiently in the Grade Two novice chase," he told

"Politologue again jumped flawlessly and remains a horse of some potential considering he was giving 3lb to the winner and the third horse, rated 144, was 20 lengths behind him.

"While it was encouraging to see Politologue stay on stoutly to the line, we will keep him to two and a half miles for the time being."

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