Waiting Patiently could swerve Kempton in preference to Ascot challenge

Malcolm Jefferson Waiting Patiently will step up to Grade One level at Ascot if he does not take his chance in a Listed race at Kempton on Saturday.
Malcolm Jefferson's classy seven-year-oldwas last seen winning the Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase at Carlisle in November, having previously defeated subsequent Tingle Creek hero Politologue at Haydock.
Waiting Patiently has since missed several engagements, but he is ready to run again and could line up in the 32Red Casino Chase at Kempton.
Plans remain fluid, though, and Waiting Patiently could yet go for gold in the Grade One Clarence House Chase at Ascot on Saturday week.
Ruth Jefferson, assistant to her father, said: "He's in at Kempton this weekend but we haven't decided if that is where he'll go.
"If for some reason he doesn't go there, he will run in the Clarence House.
"He's back bouncing again and ready to run."