Robinson dreaming of Cheltenham after Kotmask Chatteris Fen win

Owner Gary Robinson is dreaming of a place in the Triumph Hurdle line-up for the gutsy Kotmask, who won Friday’s Chatteris Fen Juvenile Hurdle at Huntingdon.

On just his second outing in Britain, the gelding followed up his wide margin success gained at Fontwell last time with a different way of winning.

Driven out, this time he proved he is no show pony by producing the kind of grit that a Cheltenham Festival scrap demands.

With Jamie Moore up, the favourite took the race by the scruff of the neck, seeing off his long-time companion up front, Genuflex, and then holding off the late challenge of Collingham gamely.

He received a 25-1 quote for the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Owner Robinson said: "I got a little worried coming to the finish, but he is a great horse with a lovely temperament. He has done well for us today and I'm really pleased.

"He did a good job at Fontwell when he ran out an easy winner. I was a little bit worried about the ground being much harder, but he has done it and a win is a win.

"I'd love to see him at Cheltenham in March and hopefully he will be there. Whether that is the Triumph Hurdle or the Fred Winter (the Boodles), it would be great. I think more so at the moment it would be the Fred Winter.

"This is the second horse I've had with Gary (Moore, his trainer) as I bought a horse called Yorksea and he has been doing OK and he came second at Cheltenham. To win at Cheltenham is the ultimate dream and it doesn't matter what the race is."

While Robinson is keen to go to Cheltenham, his rider was more cautious.

Moore said: "He showed a lot of guts and that was only his third ever start. He jumps well - he takes a little bit too long in the air but that will get ironed out in due course.

"I don't know where we go next as I don't know what dad has got planned for him. I don't worry about Fred Winters and Triumphs as there are plenty of other races.

"There are handicaps at Ascot and Newbury at the end of the season and they are other options for us."

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