The prestigious three-mile handicap, with record reward money of £100,000 in 2019, headlines an excellent seven-race program which also offers three G2 contests plus the Sky Bet Extra Place Races Handicap Chase (3.50p meters ).
Mister Whitaker, qualified by Mick Channon found in West Ilsley, Berkshire, increased significantly more than fencing previous time of year and ended the marketing campaign having a thrilling mind triumph inside the Listed Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
The seven-year-old has operated twice up to now this season, pursuing his important victory in the Listed Colin Parker Memorial Chase at Carlisle on Nov 4 with a creditable fourth inside the competitive BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham 13 times later on.
Nevertheless, contacts state surface circumstances will determine whether this individual can be walked up to 3 kilometers intended for the 1st period in the profession by Doncaster.
Jack Channon, the associate to his father, stated: “Unless we have a correct downpour simply by Fri, Mister Whitaker will not end up being working in Kempton on Sunday.
“He can possess a great entry following week within a handicap run after at Ascot, and also the Grade Three at Cheltenham on tests period which is certainly the same day time as the Sky Bet Chase.
“If the floor converts up soft he can stay in two and a fifty percent, but if it really is about the quick part we are going to the appearance in going 3 kms in the Sky Bet Chase.
“It was usually the strategy to provide him a rest after Cheltenham, as he experienced two speedy competitions.”
“I carry out to think that he will increase for going up to three multiple listing service since that will become his trip proceeding ahead.”
Searching, even more, forwards the Tim Radford-owned gelding can have his prospect in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Channon added: “He has an access to the Gold Cup. This is normally framing up to become quite open up and my personal dad and Tim Radford are not really types to shirk a problem.
“He offers received a comparable profile to Clan Des Obeaux and appear what he perform in King George.
“He will be inside the Ryanair while very well and the impediments in the Event in the event that he does not slice this at rated level, therefore we have all choices protected.