Ryan Potter believes Jetoile has a "very good chance" of securing victory in this year’s Trustatrader Peterborough Chase.

He reports his stable star has improved again ahead of an appearance in the feature race of the season at Huntingdon on Sunday, December 10. 

The Herefordshire handler struggled to hold back his emotions in the winner’s enclosure at Aintree in October after the eight-year-old provided Potter with the biggest victory off his career when springing a 25-1 surprise in the Grade Two Jewson Fast Set Finish Old Roan Limited Handicap Chase.

And while the 35-year-old is confident he will be able to fight back the tears should the Jeremy gelding prevail in the £75,000 feature, he insists there would be a ‘good celebration’ if he was to bag a second Grade Two success this season. 

Potter said: “Jetoile has come out of his last race really well and we are looking forward to running him in the Peterborough Chase.  

“I think this is going to be a more competitive race, but I think he has improved again. I think he goes there with a very good chance. 

"It is going to be a hot race, but if he can finish in the first three that would be a huge run. It is a sharp track, and there will be plenty of pace on, both which will suit him. 

“He is quite a big horse. He is not tall, but he is a stuffy horse. He had a week off after Aintree then we were straight back into grafting with him. 

Despite Jetoile being dismissed by the bookmakers on his last start Potter believes it was a victory that was not out of turn given his useful form in his younger days over hurdles. 

Potter continued: “He was an unbelievable price at Aintree last time. I went there more hopeful than confident that he would run a big race. I knew he would be in the first three, but to actually go out and win was great."