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Our Father

Our Father is set to be given another chance to prove his true ability at Newbury on Saturday.

Something of a Jekyll and Hyde character, the lengthy grey has always looked brilliant on his first start of the season, only to fail to back it up later on.

He started off this season in the same vein, winning by 20 lengths on his novice chase debut at Cheltenham in November, only to suffer a heavy odds-on defeat at the same course the following month.

Trained by David Pipe and owned by the Ives and Johnson families, Our Father is entered in the Better Prices On Betfair Mobile Novices' Chase , with the Bathwick Tyres Bridgwater Novices' Chase at Exeter on Sunday as back-up.

David Johnson said: "As long as his blood is OK, he'll run. We'll see how he performs and hopefully learn if he can go on to Cheltenham.

"He seems to run best when fresh, but the last time at Cheltenham was not his running. I think he's a lot better than that.

"You never know what you are going to get with him, but we'll see what unfolds and I'd be very hopeful he'll run well."

20 November 2014

Leading Light retired
Frankel filly breaks Irish record
Linton loses Listed place
Doubles for Pipe and Scudamore
Nasty spill for Insole
McCoy targets midweek return
Farm comes Home to roost at Thurles
Flemenstar future dictated by scan
McNamara joy at turning pro
Volnay seeking Mersey paradise
Cue lined up for Haydock return
Sloane Avenue books Dubai date
Spencer reveals Qatar riding snub
Doyle ready for Godolphin challenge
Good news at Huntingdon
BHA hear Linton case
Avenue shows winning way
Grugy diagnosed with hip issue
Meade plots Monksland comeback
Ptit secures swift double
Shanes shines in hurdles win
Mullins' stars set for weekend runs
Haydock aim for Aurore
Medermit in Betfair contention

19 November 2014

Shaneshill sparkles on hurdles bow
O'Grady keen on Becher run
High hopes for Zaidiyn
Cyclone makes Thurles return
Betfair launch National Jockey Day
Risk set for Haydock return
Murphy back at Navan for Troytown
Ground key to Aubusson Haydock bid
Knock A Hand in Troytown contention
Vautour given Navan entry
Place Hennessy bid excites King
That pleases in Newbury spin
Ascot aim for Master
Clouds primed for Hennessy bid
Challow option for Games
December aim for Berlais
Fenton facing Turf Club verdict

18 November 2014

Nephew in Hennessy mix
Three runners for Sandra Hughes
Kempton first for Cladocera
Hobbs seeking Hennessy gold
Easy possible for quick return
Modest Moore strives for perfection
Driving ban for Queally
Meade bemused by Wood demise
Warrior no soft touch in Hennessy
Heron angling for Kempton honours
Able Deputy delivers at Plumpton
Mullins heavyweights in at Ascot
One and only on Mersey beat
Cue takes aim at Haydock double
Re set for second hurdles run

17 November 2014

Leopardstown on Ned agenda
French raider for Hyde heat
King has Leopardstown aim
Great meeting complete for Hobbs
It's Uxizandre all the way
Chancol grinds out success
Dunraven storms to victory
Hurricane storms back in Morgiana
Henderson on the scoreboard
Scan key to Grugy Sandown bid
Tributes flow on 'a sad day'
A man who conquered on all fronts
Death of racing great Hughes

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