David Pipe’s talented performer Dynaste is all set to make his seasonal debut at Wetherby on November 2 when he will revert to the smaller obstacles and tackle the Grade 2 Bet365 (West Yorkshire) Hurdle.
Best of the rest of the staying hurdlers behind the great Big Buck’s a couple of seasons ago, the West Country-based grey switched to novice chasing last term with considerable success, winning four of his five starts. He looks set to take high rank in the chasing division this term with a crack at the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival a likely target.
Pipe reports that the gelded son of Martaline is raring to go and that regular partner, Tom Scudamore, is really looking forward to renewing his association with a horse who he believes has a very bright future ahead of him.
Pipe conformed to Betfair ambassadors that connections had seriously considered reappearing in the Grade 2 Charlie Hall Chase at the Wetherby fixture, but eventually decided that the West Yorkshire Hurdle was a more realistic target at this early stage of the season.
Dynaste began his career over fences with a fine victory over the smart Fingal Bay at Cheltenham last November then followed up in the Grade 2 Berkshire Novice Chase at Newbury a couple of weeks later.
His nine-length defeat of the smart Hadrian’s Approach in the Grade 1 Feltham Novices Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day sent the seven-year-old to the head of the ante-post list on betfair.com for the Grade 1 RSA at the Cheltenham Festival, but on the big day he ran well but not well enough, coming home second to Irish Star, Benefficient.
A victory in the Grade 2 John Smith’s Mildmay Novices Chase at the Aintree Festival rounded of last term on a high note, and Dynaste will surely pay to follow through the coming season.