Aintree return for Hemmings' Cloudy Dream?

The Trevor Hemmings-owned Cloudy Dream could make his seasonal reappearance in the 188Bet Monet's Garden Old Roan Chase over the Mildmay Fences at Aintree on Sunday.

Tuesday, 24th October 2017, 12:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 4:02 am
Trainer Malcolm Jefferson with Cloudy Dreams

Cloudy Dream, who carries the colours of the Preston North End owner, was runner-up in the Lightning Novices’ Chase at Doncaster, the Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham and the Manifesto Novices’ Chase at Aintree last spring, before rounding off his campaign with a deserved victory in the Future Champion Novices’ Chase at Ayr.

His trainer Malcolm Jefferson has also entered the exciting Waiting Patiently for this weekend’s two-and-a-half-mile Grade Two, but he is unlikely to line up unless conditions deteriorate.

The trainer’s daughter and assistant, Ruth Jefferson, said: “If the ground keeps drying out we’ll probably run Cloudy Dream.

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“Both horses are in good form and are ready to go, but Waiting Patiently does want softer ground.”

Cloudy Dream and Waiting Patiently feature on a high-quality list of 24 horses entered for the Old Roan, feature event on Sunday’s card.