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Pacify set to represent Duchess of Cornwall at The November Meeting

Press Release 12th November 2019 Cheltenham

Trainer Jamie Snowden is set to saddle two of his leading novice prospects at The November Meeting, with Pacify aiming to make his mark at G2 level in the £32,000 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle (2m ½f, 11 entries) on Sunday, 17 November.

A talented performer on the Flat for Ralph Beckett, Pacify is five from five over hurdles this season and last time out registered a decisive victory in a Listed novices' hurdle at Kempton Park on 20 October.

The seven-year-old, owned by the Duchess of Cornwall and Arsenal Chairman Sir Chips Keswick, is likely to come up against G1 JCB Triumph Hurdle sixth Ecco (Paul Nicholls), who has been successful at Wincanton and Ascot this season.

Pacify is the 9/4 favourite with Sky Bet, while Ecco is next in the betting at 100/30.

Snowden said: "Pacify is in good form and the plan is for him to go to Cheltenham.

"It was a lovely performance at Kempton and he has come out of it very well.

"He was obviously a very smart Flat horse, but we have been delighted with his transition to hurdles.

"We are going up into Graded company at Cheltenham, but he has done everything we have asked of him so far, and we are looking forward to seeing how he gets on."

Snowden also plans to run Some Day Soon in the £32,000 G2 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (2m 5f, 16 entries) on Friday, 15 November. The son of Robin Des Champs won four races on the spin during the summer, before a staying-on third behind Thyme Hill (Philip Hobbs) in the G2 Persian War Novices' Hurdle at Chepstow on 11 October.

The Lambourn trainer added: "Some Day Soon has also been a star for us this season.

"He will run in the G2 over two miles and five furlongs. He won four times in a row earlier this year and looked very impressive in all four starts.

"He then finished a cracking third in what looked a very decent renewal of the Persian War at Chepstow. We were delighted that he took the step up in class in his stride and hopefully there is plenty more to come from him too.

"Legends Ryde will run in a Listed bumper at the meeting, either the Karndean Designflooring Mares' Standard NH Flat Race or the High Sheriff Of Gloucestershire And Racing Remember Standard NH Flat Race.

"She ran two good races in defeat last season, including in a decent bumper at Newbury which has worked out quite well.

"She then won impressively on soft ground at Carlisle on her first start this season."

The November Meeting begins on Friday, 15 November and ends on Sunday, 17 November.

The going at Cheltenham is currently:

Good to Soft, Soft in places on all courses (Chase, Hurdle and Cross Country).


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