Options for Shloer second Edwardstone

Connections are plotting the next move for Arkle Trophy Chase winner Edwardstone after his second behind Jonbon in Sunday’s Shloer Chase.

EDWARDSTONE winning the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase
EDWARDSTONE winning the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase Picture: AAP Image

Although the nine-year-old was beaten nearly ten lengths by his younger rival, Edwardstone shaped with promise under Tom Cannon, jumping into second place at the third-last fence before lacking the speed to challenge Jonbon up the Cheltenham hill.

Edwardstone could defend his crown in the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown Park on 9 December, but would probably face a rematch with the Nicky Henderson-trained Jonbon. A possible alternative would be the Peterbourgh Chase at Huntingdon, which would be the gelding's first attempt over two-and-a-half miles.

"I thought it was a smashing run, and it was such a relief to see Edwardstone erase the memory of last March," said King on his website (

"Cheltenham is still a mystery, but we can now look forward and it is a case of deciding whether to have a rematch with Jonbon when we defend our Tingle Creek crown on December 9 or wait 24 hours so we can step him up to two and a half miles for the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon."

Edwardstone is 6/1 for the Tingle Creek and remains widely available at 16/1 for the Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

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