ANTHONY Honeyball is contemplating giving Royal Salute an entry in next month’s Devon National at Exeter.

The decision comes for the Dorset trainer after the seven-year-old added the extended three-mile handicap chase at Plumpton, to his victory at the track earlier this month.

Although forced to pull out more from a 4lb-higher mark, the 9-4 favourite responded to his rise in the weights under the guidance of Harry Cobden, when proving two and three-quarter lengths too strong for second-placed Talk Of The South.

Honeyball, who is based at Potwell Farm in Mosterton, said: “He jumped really well.

“I think he just got in his comfort zone all the way round.

“The ground was a little bit softer and they were going half a stride slower than last time.

“When they turned in I thought he was going to get it nicked off him, having done everything right. He is going the right way and is maturing.”

He added: “There is the Devon National at Exeter which is a 0-135 and I suppose he might try it.”

Royal Salute, who is owned by the Anthony Honeyball Racing Club, scooped £6,498 in prize money for connections with the victory.