Dascombe pleased to chart direct route to Haydock with Kachy

Trainer believes sidestepping Chester was the correct move

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Tom Dascombe feels it was the right call not to run Kachy at Chester and instead head straight to the Armstrong Group Temple Stakes at Haydock later this month.

The six-year-old was set to bid for back-to-back victories in the White Oak UK Conditions Stakes on his first start back on turf, having run out an impressive winner of the sprint final on All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield on Good Friday.

However, the plan was scuppered by the deluge of rain on the Roodee during the week.

Dascombe said: “The target is the Temple Stakes. In the short term we thought we would give him a run as it was just a nice race.

“I just thought, though, if he had run and got beat in two weeks’ time I would have been kicking myself, as there is a bigger picture for him.”

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