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Cinders And Ashes

Donald McCain has not lost any faith in Cinders And Ashes despite his defeat behind Countrywide Flame in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle.

The Supreme Novices' Hurdle winner never looked to be travelling that well in the conditions for Jason Maguire and was eventually well beaten by John Quinn's Triumph Hurdle hero.

It was a rare reversal for the in-form McCain and he is now looking at the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton for his charge.

He told his betfair.com column: "Obviously amongst all the winners it was a shame Cinders And Ashes couldn't make a winning reappearance in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle, but I am far from despondent about it.

"Look, he's been beaten, but to my eye he was hating every minute of it on the ground and I think he probably did well to get as close as he did.

"There was absolutely no benefit in him standing in his box any longer - he was ready to run and it was the right race for him - so although he has been beaten, it's not the end of the world.

"I said throughout last season that he would be a better horse on better ground and (Newcastle) was final confirmation to me that he doesn't want it that deep.

"The plan is now to go for the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton - the ground there should be better and, even if it's soft, it won't be anything like heavy going at Newcastle!

"I haven't lost any faith in him and there will be other days for him to show what he can do."

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