Following a short break, Neverbeen To Paris has been busy in the past couple of weeks, taking in a staying handicap on the Flat at Nottingham last Tuesday before a spin back over hurdles at Bangor six days later. Ridden by former Grand National winning jockey Graham Lee at Nottingham, he found himself short of room exciting the stalls and towards the rear in the early stages. Asked to make up ground in the back straight, he looped the field to sit on the shoulder of the leader as they turned for home. Once coming off the bridle, he couldn’t muster the necessary pace to sustain his challenge, losing his pitch over two furlongs out before plugging on to finish seventh, beaten only five lengths at the line.
On the back of this respectable performance, we then took the opportunity to turn him out quickly over hurdles at Bangor, refitting the cheekpieces in the process, but after racing prominently he found little for pressure and faded from the third last, the run perhaps coming a little soon.