Welsh National aim for Cappa Bleu

Updated: November 23, 2011

Cappa Bleu will have his next start at Chepstow in the Welsh National, following his comeback victory at Haydock on Saturday.

The nine-year-old returned from a 20-month absence to win a three-mile handicap chase and the performance even surprised his handler Evan Williams. The latter is hoping that the horse can finally makeup for lost time and deliver on the huge promise he showed as a hunter chaser.

“It was very nice for the horse. He looked like he was going to be a very smart horse when he won the Foxhunter at Cheltenham,” said the Welshman.

“The Hennessy was what finished the horse for such a long time. The fall in that race really knocked him sideways, so it was very nice to see him come back and enjoy himself. He’s come out of it brilliant, but I don’t want to get too carried away.

“He’s had a lot of issues and it was just great to get him back. Whether we’ll get him back in the same type of form you’ll always have to question, but he seems well after it. The plan has always been the Welsh National. The whole point of going to Haydock was to get a run under his belt with the aim of going to Chepstow.”

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