Up For Parol continues in a good year for Jamie Snowden at Lanzarote Hurdle in Kempton | Racing news

Jamie Snowden believes that Up For Parol can take a step forward at his own pace and give him his biggest season winner at the Coral Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle in Kempton on Saturday.

After failing to cross fences on his penultimate outing, the six-year-old, who achieved three victories from six starts according to the rules on his return to the hurdles with clear success last month in Haydock, where he created a potential 2m 5f Listed tilt. event. He currently has a chance of 7/1.

The Coral Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle will increase to GBP 100,000 in 2022 (from GBP 45,000 last year) thanks to a new partnership between Coral and The Jockey Club.

Up For Parol, the winning Irish point-to-pointer, has not yet managed to race the longer 2m 3f over obstacles, but Snowden believes that the gelding owned by Sir Chips Keswick should have no problem seeing extra distance given his recent success.

He said: “Up for Parol was a decent starting obstacle last season. He likes a bit of a cut in the country and the Persian war in Chepstow was a bit fast for him.”

“We sent him to chase him to Ffos Las, but it didn’t work, so we put him over obstacles and he won well in Haydock last time.”

“He’s bred for three miles. He won a couple of races over two miles last season. We drove him last season on the extended 2m 3f, but he did a little too much, so we knocked him back two miles.” .

“Last time we returned it to the extended 2m 3f in Haydock and the way the day ended 2m 5f that should be no problem.

“He achieved all his victories on the flat tracks, so I thought Kempton would be fine for him. I guess if he won, he would be our biggest winner of the season.”

Had Up For Parol, who finished third in the Grade Two Persian War Novices’ Hurdle during his October comeback in Chepstow, won his fighter debut at Ffos Las and his career could have gone in a completely different direction.

Snowden added: “We wanted to chase a rookie with him this season after his run in Chepstow.

“It’s not the biggest in the world, and although it jumps fences well, it’s better over obstacles.

“It looks like he’ll be a better obstacle than a fighter, so we traded him for obstacles last time.

“He won the race well in Haydock in front of the ITV cameras and it seemed like an ideal springboard for him. He should have a lot of weight from 133 onwards.”

The victory for Up For Parol would continue the great campaign enjoyed by handler Snowden, the winner of the Cheltenham Festival, which, after yesterday’s success of Tallow For Coal in Exeter, moved up among 10 winners and equaled its best seasonal total of 46.

Lambourne’s handler concluded: “We only have 50 horses and Tallow For Coal was winner number 36, so it’s going well at the moment.

“We’re doing well, but there’s always room for improvement.”


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