Saved By John has looked a really progressive sort over fences and he once again put his excellent jumping to good use with an all-the-way win in a £15,000 novice handicap chase at Wincanton yesterday under a typically good ride from Richard Johnson.

A close second on his comeback at Chepstow last month, this time he got the better of a protracted duel up the long straight, rallying gamely and holding on by just a nose.

Though he has the speed for 2m, I think he may yet prove to be a bit better over further and we might look at stepping him up in trip next time.  Wherever he goes, he is an exciting young handicap chaser for his owner Steve Clarke and I am looking forward to the remainder of the season with him.