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Pipe still sweet on Tout

Un Temps Pour Tout is likely to step up in trip next time out after finishing second on his British debut at Haydock on Saturday.

The 450,000 buy was beaten by Zamdy Man in a Grade Two trial for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, but David Pipe was pleased with the effort and is taking much encouragement from the race being run in a quicker time than the Champion Hurdle Trial won by Melodic Rendezvous on the same card.

Writing in his blog on www.davidpipe.com he said:

"There had been much publicity prior to Un Temps Pour Tout's British debut in Grade Two company at Haydock.

"It would certainly have been nice to gain a win with him, but I still thought that he ran very well to finish runner-up to a very useful sort in Zamdy Man.

"We will probably step him up in trip next time and I think you will see an even better horse then.

"Interestingly, looking at the times of our race compared to the Champion Hurdle Trial on the same card 30 minutes later, you will notice that the novices completed the course 1.6 seconds faster than their more experienced counterparts.

"Both Un Temps Pour Tout and Zamdy Man carried 11st 11lb while Melodic Rendezvous carried 11st 8lb to victory - I will leave you to draw your own conclusions on that, but needless to say we are still looking forward to running Un Temps Pour Tout at the Festival in March."