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Dynaste delivers in the Mildmay Novices' Chase at Aintree

Updated: Friday, 05 Apr 2013 18:19 | Comments

Dynaste followed hot on the hoofs of My Tent Or Yours as a Cheltenham runner-up who went one better on Merseyside
Dynaste followed hot on the hoofs of My Tent Or Yours as a Cheltenham runner-up who went one better on Merseyside

Dynaste went one place better than at Cheltenham with a smart display in the John Smith's Mildmay Novices' Chase.

A red-hot favourite for Cheltenham's Jewson Novices' Chase off the back of three impressive victories over fences, David Pipe's grey suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Irish raider Benefficient.

Stepping back up in distance, he was the 9-4 joint-favourite to gain compensation and did so in some style.

Tom Scudamore sat towards the rear of the field for much of the three-mile-one-furlong journey but arrived there travelling powerfully at the top of the home straight.

He claimed Third Intention on the run to the final fence, jumped it the quicker and stayed on strongly on the run-in to take the Grade Two prize by six lengths.

Scudamore said: "It was great. It was disappointing to get beat at Cheltenham, but he was probably beaten by a very good horse. It's great he's gone out and done it today.

"I wasn't that happy early on. I was niggling him a little bit, but the further he went the better he went.

"He's just a very good horse. It doesn't matter what trip, what ground. He takes it all in.

"I knew that whatever happened I was going to have more toe than them so I let Super Duty and Rocky Creek get on with it.

"He's won over two and a half and has got enough speed to drop back to two.

"David (Pipe) said, whatever happens, ride him with supreme confidence. He's the sort of horse you can as he's very straight forward. He doesn't pull and he jumps very well. He's economical and takes you where you want to go. He's just a joy to ride.

"He's going to have to step up again (next season), but he's a very good horse.

"All being well he's going to be our main horse next year for the championship races.

"He'll keep everyone excited over the summer. He's very solid and hopefully he can take the step up and take on the real big boys."

Pipe said: "I thought he ran well at Cheltenham and just got beat by a better horse on the day.

"He's a very good horse and he proved that on the day.

"He is in at Punchestown so we'll have to see how he comes out of this and have a chat with his owner. That will probably be it for the season, but we'll have to see.

"You've got to look at races like the Paddy Power, the Betfair, King George. Those will be his first half of the season targets and we will go from there."

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