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Hinterland could be an Arkle horse in the making

by Sean Goff | November 6, 2012

Ruby Walsh

Paddy Power Blog columnist Ruby Walsh discusses his rides on Tuesday, November 6 and rates his chances on Paul Nicholls’ runners at Exeter.

Atlantic Rollover was placed in two bumpers.  Steps up in trip today and schooled well at home and Paul is hopeful of a good run.

Landscape ran sixth at Cheltenham on his debut but jumped quite carefully. Ex-Flat horses don’t always attack their hurdles but his jumping did improve towards the end of that race. No matter how much schooling you do with them at home you can’t replicate a race.

Hopefully he’ll run better today in a weaker contest.

Edgardo Sol had a decent year last season and progressed well. He won a good novice chase at Aintree before the Scottish Champion Hurdle came a little too soon for him.

It’s a very good contest and if he can give Cue Card a race of it he has a chance.

Hinterland is a fine big horse and a chaser in the making. Schools well at home and we have high hopes for him. He’s exciting and won well at Chepstow over hurdles but when you start off over fences that first thing you look for is a clear round and then build from there. We’ll be hoping that he’ll manage that and win well.

Potentially, this could be an Arkle Chase horse at the Cheltenham festival next March.

That’lldoboy found 2m 4f too sharp for him the last day at the Cotswolds. He steps up to 3m at Exeter this afternoon and I think that will suit him much better. I think he’ll be hard to beat and I’m hoping it works out that way.

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