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Overturn is foot-perfect at Doncaster

Overturn (2-9 favourite) made a solid return to the fray in the 1stsecuritysolutions.co.uk Novices' Chase at Doncaster.

Donald McCain has patiently waited for better ground for the gifted nine-year-old, who leapt to prominence in the betting for the Arkle at the Cheltenham Festival following a runaway victory at Sandown in November.

McCain's cautious approach was rewarded on Town Moor as Jason Maguire's mount galloped 25 lengths clear at the line.

Overturn, typically, jumped with exuberance from the outset, but had Conquisto for company until the sixth-last fence, when the odds-on favourite exerted authority. A flamboyant leap four out then helped put daylight between his nearest pursuer as McCain's inmate struck with plenty in hand.

McCain said: "He'll come back here for the Lightning Novices' Chase (on January 26). What he really wants is two miles and good ground and he'll be a sight to behold."

Reflecting on his performance, McCain said: "He's had a scoot round and he's quickened it turning in - that's Overturn. He jumped straight which was good to see as he had a tendency to go to his right over hurdles but there wasn't a glimpse of it. It was very pleasing.

"The spectacular jumps are great but they're for the wall, you want them to fiddle away, that's the thing that pleased Jason as even when he was wrong he fiddled away. It's another step down the road and it's out of the way.

"The first day of Cheltenham the ground is usually the soft side of good and he can cope with that but he will be a sight to be seen when he's tapping the planks from the moment he jumps off. That's just him, until you jump off and go as quick as you can from the moment you jump off you won't see the best of him.

"I respect Simonsig massively but we don't need to be scared of anyone. We'll come back here (for the Lightning) as it's back to two miles and you know you'll get just about the best ground in the country. That will give us plenty of time to Cheltenham."

Maguire said: "I'm delighted with that, he's jumped super. When all is said and done, it's two-miles-three on softish ground. He'll be better again on better ground when we can let him roll along."

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