We were all thrilled with Reserve Tank's Grade 2 success in the John Romans Park Homes 'Rising Stars' Novices' Chase on Saturday at Wincanton under Robbie Power.
He has always travelled on the bridle and certainly at Chepstow last time he was fresh and ran too free which ended up with him being beaten by a better horse on the day in Jarveys Plate. At Wincanton on Saturday he settled better than he ever has which we believe to be a plus. Robbie was able to get him into a good jumping rhythm and over the last two fences he jumped really well and travelled.
We will stay at two and a half miles for the season just like we did with Losintranslation - it did him no harm. There is no rush to run Reserve Tank again quickly, we'll mind him in readiness for the better ground and all the big spring festivals.