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TOTALIZE wins following lengthy absence


Totalize & Danny Cook on their way to success in the 1m7½f Novices' Chase

Danny Cook partnered TOTALIZE to a decisive victory in the 1m7½f Novices' Chase at Catterick yesterday.

Making his chasing debut he jumped most of the fences well, only missing a couple, and travelled well for much of the race. Always handy, moving up into second to track the odds-on favourite Kelka, after the fourth, he joined the favourite turning in to jump the third last more or less upsides. Battling gamely, he took it up after the final fence and kept on really well to score by nine lengths.

Now nine, he has plenty of ability and had been training well at home. Danny schooled him several times over fences and he was dropping right back in trip for his chasing debut.

Conditions were extremely testing and following such a lengthy absence it was a great performance and we were chuffed to bits for owners Dan Gilbert, Mark Lawrence and Andrew Bruce. Patience is a virtue!