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Jack Barber to reduce accent on stamina with Ask The Weatherman

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Ask The Weatherman is set to be dropped in trip following his disappointing run in the Welsh Grand National.

Jack Barber's prolific point-to-point winner won a handicap chase for the first time at Exeter in early November and was widely considered a major contender for the rescheduled Chepstow marathon.

However, the nine-year-old was struggling long before the turn for home and was pulled up before the second fence from the finish.

Barber reports his stable star none the worse for the experience and is confident he will bounce back in a race when the emphasis is less on stamina.

He said: " He's absolutely fine. The ground was very gluey and he just didn't get the trip on the day.

"It was his first time over three-mile-five and he didn't get home, so we'll have a look at something over three miles or three-mile-two maximum for his next run."

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