ACCORDING To Pete might have found a couple too good for him in the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster today but Norton trainer Malcolm Jefferson still had plenty to celebrate.

The eight-year-old lost his unbeaten record over fences when Big Fella Thanks took the £85,000 Handicap but Jefferson could take solace from Cape Tribulation's display in the preceeding Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.

Cape Tribulation was travelling very well even when odds-on favourite On Raglan Road tumbled on the straight and would probably have won the Grade 2 contest regardless.

Jefferson says he'll enter the five-year-old at Cheltenham, but reckons Liverpool in April is the more likely destination.

"He's a lovely horse and he has a lot of class about him," said Jefferson.

"He'll also be a good Flat horse as well. He's strengthened and strengthened. We'll give him an entry at Cheltenham but Liverpool might suit him better.

"He gallops. I would love to win the Northhumberland Plate with him."