Goshen is set to make his highly anticipated hunting debut at Ascot later this month.
The gelding owned by Steve Packham proved he is a top class hurdle runner and signed last season by winning a second Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton.
The popular six-year-old, who is much more effective on right-handed tracks, looks set to bow out over the biggest obstacles in the long two-and-a-quarter mile run of Ascot Underwriting Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase, a trainer racer Gary Moore won with Nassalam 12 months ago.
Goshen, who had the Triumph Hurdle at his mercy in 2020 for dramatically knocking down Jamie Moore on the final flight, won twice in five starts last season and was placed in flat handicaps twice this summer.
His last run saw him beaten to the neck by Tritonic at Goodwood earlier this month, a run Moore considers an ideal tune-up for a novice hunt campaign.
He said: “I was very happy with it. It was a good performance and he took it well.
“He hopes to race at Ascot at the end of the month. We are looking forward to him.
“It wouldn’t be soft enough like the ground they had on Saturday, but anything softer would be fine.”
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