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Gordon to be patient with Highway

21st November 2018, 15:48 by Bobbie Jackson

Trainer Chris Gordon says he is in no hurry to send Highway One O One into a handicap despite some positive performances.

The six-year-old has won two of his three outings since returning to action in September, coming second on his only other appearance, and he has been tipped for a step up in class.

Gordon is delighted to see his charge enjoying a good run of form but he isn’t ready to take a gamble just yet.

The Winchester trainer believes the randoxhealth.com Henry VII Novices’ Chase at Sandown provides an interesting test, and admits they will consider future plans from there.

Gordon said: "I was really pleased with him at Carlisle, and it's nice to have some good horses in the yard.

"He has won two chase races now - and I don't want to go in a handicap yet, because he may spend a lot of his life later on in them.

"The only option I see for him now is to have a go at the Henry VIII at Sandown, and I think that is the obvious way forward."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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