Connections believe Kingsplace (6g Ask-Winsome Breeze, by Glacial Storm) could step up again when going jumping following the Ask gelding’s bumper win at Warwick on New Year’s Eve.
The six-year-old, a former point-to-pointer bred by Patricia Furlong, stormed four lengths clear of his rivals to take the race in eye-catching style for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies.
The trainer’s assistant Carl Llewellyn commented: “Kingsplace is a chasing type, but I think he’ll do well before then. He was unlucky at Doncaster last time and beat some okay horses today. He’s got a future and will be hurdling next.”