Dynaste: grey is unbeaten over fences following Cheltenham winPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Dynaste chasing Grade 2 glory for David Pipe
DAY two of Newbury's Hennessy meeting features the Grade 2 Fuller's London Pride Novices' Chase (2.05) as its highlight, in which Dynaste bids to further enhance his reputation as a chaser of some potential.
The David Pipe-trained six-year-old made a successful start over fences at Cheltenham two weeks ago when beating Fingal Bay, and faces six rivals in the 2m4f race.
Pipe said: "I'm sure it will be a tricky little race. Theatre Guide was impressive at Exeter and steps up in trip. Dynaste seems to have come out of Cheltenham well. He wouldn't have handled this softer ground, what will probably be gluey ground in England really, but he raced on soft ground at Auteuil and hopefully we can take a further step up the ladder."
Also on the card, Paul Nicholls unleashes the exciting French import Saphir Du Rheu in the 2m½f juvenile hurdle (12.30). The three-year-old was third in a Listed hurdle at Auteuil on his sole outing in France.
There is also jumps racing from Doncaster and Musselburgh, although Musselburgh is subject to a third inspection at noon with the track frozen in places. Thurles, Wolverhampton and Dundalk complete the lineup.
Musselburgh: Good, good to soft in places. Inspection noon.
Newbury: Soft, good to soft in places on chase course.
Thurles: Soft, soft to heavy in places.