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Overturn in frame for McCain

Trainer Donald McCain is considering races at Haydock and Bangor for Overturn following his scintillating chasing debut at Sandown.

Last season's Champion Hurdle runner-up has already bagged a number of major prizes on the Flat and over hurdles and looks like making the grade over larger obstacles after navigating the notoriously tough Sandown fences with ease.

The front-running eight-year-old is likely to be back in competitive action in the near future, with a race in December named after McCain's late father, Ginger, a possible option.

"He's grand this morning, no problems at all," the Cholmondeley-based trainer said on Sunday.

"He was magic yesterday. It was a good time and he enjoyed himself. He's come back fine so it's all good.

"I'll have to have a chat with Tim (Leslie, owner) about what we do next, but I'd imagine he'll run sooner rather than later.

"I'm not sure where he'll go, but there is a graduation chase at Haydock (November 23) and there is dad's race at Bangor (Ginger McCain Memorial Novices' Chase, December 1).

"I think we'll give him one more race before he steps up (in class)."