Dynaste: made a favourable impression with a second win over fencesPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Super slick Dynaste
cruises to Newbury win
Report: Newbury, Friday
Fuller's London Pride Novices' Chase (Grade 2) 2m4f, 4yo+
DYNASTE once again excelled with his jumping as the odds-on favourite made it two wins from two starts over fences.
The dashing grey had caught the attention of many on his chasing debut at Cheltenham earlier this month with his bold jumping and speed through the air.
And again the six-year-old was particularly impressive in terms of accuracy as he travelled powerfully behind the clear leader Valmari.
The race had become a match as the runners crossed the fourth-last fence with Valmari still clear and Dynaste hunting her down. The rest of the field looked unable to make an impact.
Cruising under Tom Scudamore, Dynaste's task was made infinitely easier when the determined Valmari took a crunching fall at the next obstacle - after which both she and rider Felix de Giles got up - although whether she would have had enough to stop the favourite is debateable.
Tom Scudamore: "He was good"PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
This left Scudamore the luxury of checking where his labouring rivals were as he and his mount cleared the final two fences on a tight rein before galloping out to an easy win at 4-9. Court In Motion was second.
Paddy Power and BetVictor left the David Pipe-trained runner unchanged as the 6-1 favourite for the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival while William Hill make him 4-1 to win any race at the meeting.
Pipe said: "He was very neat and accurate at his fences and it was further valuable experience. We'll look at Kempton's Feltham Chase, though some have said he jumps a little to the left."
Scudamore added: "He was very good and I was always happy. He makes a good shape over his fences. I'm not sure about his best trip but hopefully down the line it will be three and a quarter miles."