Cheltenham contender Eragon De Chanay storms to Sandown success

Eragon De Chanay ridden by Jamie Moore wins the Matchbook Betting Exchange Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Sandown Eragon De Chanay booked his Cheltenham Festival ticket after running out a convincing winner of the Matchbook Betting Exchange Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Sandown.
The Gary Moore-trained four-year-old took control on the run down to the penultimate flight andquickly put daylight between him and his rivals before crossing the line an eased-down 11 lengths clear of Erick Le Rouge.
Eragon De Chanay is now likely to run in the Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham next Wednesday.
Moore said of the 100-30 winner: "I'd rather go to Ascot at the end of the month but I think the owners would rather go to Cheltenham.
"He had coped with this ground before as he made his debut in this country at Ffos Las in the worst race in the world.
"He has grown half an inch for having a break and has put weight on. He runs better fresh and that is why I would be concerned going to Cheltenham."