Novice chasing for Black Op and Summerville Boy

A transition is being plotted by tom George to novice pursuing for two of his stable stars.
Black Friday, winner of the 2018 Mersey Novices Hurdle put out on a chasing campaign last season, but reverted back to the obstacles that were smaller after two beaten attempts.
The eight-year-old followed up with the next third-placed finish in the Grade 2 and completed a creditable third on his debut over fences at Exeter Dipper Novices Chase at Cheltenham.
He spent the remainder of the season finishing third and fourth in the Cleeve and Select Hurdles – in addition to some 12th-place finish from the Stayers Hurdle at the Festival.
George now intends to revisit his original strategy, confirming that this autumn Black Op will go back to run on fences.
Hes good, hes in shape, George said.
Hes been schooling well and he is not far away a run. Theres a strong chance hell run at (proprietor ) Roger Brookhouses local class, which will be Stratford, in a two-and-a-half-mile beginner chase.
Hell definitely be going over fences, he added.
Things went against him a bit a year ago – the ground was too company and we could not really get him out. So were starting from scratch again this year and were going to locate a race.
Hes been schooling together with Henrietta Knight and everybody is extremely delighted with him
Brookhouse is an integral owner for George, together with 2018 Supreme Novices Hurdle winner Summerville Boy in his care.
The seven-year-old hasnt registered a victory since that Cheltenham performance, last year, struggling in a handful of Graded races.
At which he was sixth behind Nicky Hendersons Buveur his period ended at Punchestown.
Everything went wrong last season really, stated the Slad-based coach.
He was just defeated six lengths by Buveur DAir at Punchestown, though.
Hes been schooling over fences and certainly will go novice chasing.
He is close enough ready, hes always jumped a fence better than he jumps a barrier since hes got more respect for them. He will go to get a two-mile novice chase.

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