CAPTAIN BLACKPEARL continued the good form during the week to win the 2m4f Novices Handicap Chase at Kempton for owners Richard Foden, Tom Keelan, Ian Woodward and John Moynihan. We’ve always considered him a chaser in the making so it was no surprise to see him put in a fantastic round of jumping under Ciaran Gethings. He always looked in control and pulled well clear of his rivals approaching the last to win with plenty in hand.

FARO DE KERSER (FR) will bid for back-to-back wins in France on Monday in the Prix Du Debucher (UK time 2:15). The race is a 2m3f conditions hurdle for 5 years only who have not won more than €15,000 in win and placed prize money in the last year. James Reveley is booked to ride and is confident of another big run. He will set off for France in the morning and be stabled in Chantilly where Noel is currently working before heading down to Fontainebleau on Monday.