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Snoopy Loopy - Peterborough Chase

Snoopy Loopy: connections will consider Grand National bid if Denman runs

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

Denman attracts big name National possibles

THE chances of two of the seasons leading chasers lining up in the world's most famous steeplechase having been increased by the news that Denman could run in the National.

Connections of Snoopy Loopy and Welsh National hero Notre Pere are both mulling over the option of entering the £900,000 contest.

Peter Bowen said that he would only consider the race for Order of Merit leader Snoopy Loopy if Britain's highest rated chaser were to line up, to leave the 11-year-old with a weight of 10st 10lb.

 

He said: "We would definitely consider the National for him but only if Denman was to run. If he didn't I wouldn't want him to go off top weight but if Denman was there, he'd have a good weight."

Jim Dreaper added that Notre Pere, who would race off 10st should Denman line up, could be given an entry, despite having previously voiced concerns that the eight-year-old was too young.

"I think it's very good news that they are going to enter Denman for the National and because they are, Notre Pere will definitely be entered as he should be in the handicap proper on a light weight."

 

 
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