ROCK ON ROCCO (IRE) took full advantage of a good opportunity at Uttoxeter two weeks ago to gain his third win of the season in the two runner Novices Handicap Chase. He sat off the leader who wasn’t jumping with much fluency, before taking the lead two from home and pulling clear under Tom Scudamore. The handicapper only put him up 2lb so he should remain competitive for owner Roger Brookhouse.

The majority of the winter horses are on to their second schooling session so we should be busy from mid-October when the rain