Trainer Jamie Snowden is in little question as to the potential of Sky Bet Chase contender Ga Law, with a possible Cheltenham Gold Cup bid in 2024 on the horizon for his star chaser.
The seven-year-old returned with a profession finest within the Paddy Power Gold Cup assembly in November, simply getting the higher of French Dynamite to say the £90,000 prize underneath Johnny Burke.
And whereas the preliminary plan was to move to Ascot, that was scuppered because of frozen floor and as an alternative consideration will now flip to Doncaster and the Sky Bet Chase, stay this Saturday on Sky Sports Racing.
He additionally has an entry at Cheltenham, however Snowden expects to ship his secure star up in journey for the £100,000 Doncaster characteristic over three miles.
“The plan was all the time to go up in journey and he gained the Paddy Power [Gold Cup] via stamina after being a bit outpaced within the race earlier on,” Snowden informed Sky Sports Racing.
“Ascot regarded an ideal stepping stone for that however clearly that is to not be so he is within the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster. There’s a two-mile-and-four [furlong] at Cheltenham which we’ll put an entry in for however the Sky Bet is plan A.
“He would not need to be working on quick floor so protected floor is what we’re searching for. The better of his kind hasn’t been on a bathroom however the floor at Doncaster or Cheltenham must be tremendous.”
Ga Law has additionally been given entries for each the Ryanair Chase and the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and while odds of 66 and 100/1 for them races would point out they’re longshots, Snowden insisted he feels his horse may develop right into a Grade One performer.
“I’ve put the flamboyant entries in however rather a lot is dependent upon how these subsequent few runs go,” he added.
“Look at Imperial Commander although, he gained the Paddy Power and went on to win the Ryanair that 12 months and the Gold Cup the 12 months after.
“It’d be good to suppose he may develop right into a Gold Cup horse in 2024 however a number of water has received to cross underneath the bridge earlier than that and he is received to maintain bettering.
“He’s solely a younger horse, solely seven, and with only a few miles on the clock. There’s no cause why he could not preserve bettering.”
“I believe that is most likely a bit pie within the sky this 12 months however by no means say by no means.
“I used to be quite hoping if issues had gone effectively at Ascot we would take a look at the Denman at Newbury however that is most likely a bit too near Doncaster and Cheltenham.
“There’s a three-mile Listed race up at Kelso in March and naturally the handicaps on the Cheltenham Festival however a number of that is dependent upon how we go on the weekend.”