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Pete The Feat

Pete The Feat: rating has rising 40lb since moving yards in the summer

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Classic Chase option for progressive Pete The Feat

PETE THE FEAT could bid to add to his impressive string of victories by turning out in the 3m5f Grade 3 Betfred Classic Chase at Warwick on Saturday.

The nine-year-old has become a winning machine since being switched to trainer Charlie Longsdon in the summer with five wins from as many starts, which have resulted in his rating rocketing 40lb.

Pete The Feat's most recent victory came at Newbury less than two weeks ago, giving Longsdon concerns about running again so soon although he reports his runner to be in excellent shape.

Speaking in the Racing & Football Outlook Trainer File, Longsdon said: "He's definitely the star of the season. To go up 40lb is way more than I'd have envisaged and it's been great fun having him.

"You don't look too far ahead but he's entered in Warwick's Classic Chase at the weekend. It is, in my eyes, too soon for him, but he has come out of his last race extremely well.

"He loves three-miles-plus on softish ground, but saying that he'd love three and a half on better ground. His wins for us have been twice on good to soft, once on good and the last two on heavy, so he goes on all ground."

The trainer added: "If he doesn't go to Warwick, we'll wait until the end of the month and either go to the West Wales National at Ffos Las, a similar race at Sandown or the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster."

For all the inside information on Charlie Longsdon's team, make sure you pick up a copy of the Racing & Football Outlook - available to buy from Tuesday

 
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