Hurdle racing may take place at Chester racecourse from next year following a successful trial on 1 October.
Horses trained by Donald McCain jumped two laps of the tight one-mile track.
Despite one faller, which was unhurt, the plans are supported by McCain. Jockeys including Jason Maguire and Will Kennedy reported the course rode well.
This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (4 October 2012)