Evan Williams reports The Last Day to be firmly on course for Ascot next Saturday following his victory at Aintree.
The Gerard Bertrand Hurst Park Handicap Chase over two miles and one furlong is the potentially lucrative target for the seven-year-old, after his eyecatching five-length success over Baby King on his first start since March.
“He’s come out of Aintree very well. He was visually impressive and it does seem he didn’t take a lot out of himself,” said Williams. “He’ll head to Ascot for a good handicap here. It’s £125,000 added (in prize-money).”
Williams is looking forward to making plans for Esprit Du Large, after he got off the mark over fences at the second attempt at Exeter on Wednesday.
“He progressed well from his first run and I thought he looked very much home as a chaser at Exeter,” said the Llancarfan trainer.
“I was particularly pleased with him. He took to it really well and enjoyed it.
“We’ll see how he is. There are no big plans. It opens up plenty of options for him and it looks like he could be a progressive one over fences.”