Sackville 'grand' after Wetherby win


Trainer Frances Crowley today reported Sackville to be in fine condition after his superb win at Wetherby yesterday.

The Irish-trained runner turned in a scintillating performance to lift the feature Peterhouse Group Charlie Hall Chase at odds of 5-1 yesterday.

"He's on his way home but he seemed fine when I left him. I have had no ill reports and he seems grand. I will be looking at him over the next few days.

"It was a great win. We were delighted. It was lovely to see him winning again," she added.

Crowley confirmed that possible targets for Sackville included the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown in December, the King George VI Chase at Kempton on St Stephens’ Day and the Ericsson Chase at Leopardstown.

She is also considering the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on December 1st.

"He is entered at Newbury. There are plenty of races for him and, as soon as we see how he is, we will decide where he goes," she said.