Lavelle's Jack is looking for a Crack at the big time

CRACK AWAY JACK goes under the microscope at Sandown tomorrow as he looks to justify his favouritism for the Arkle on his eagerly-awaited chasing debut.<br /><br />The Emma Lavelle-trained five-year-old is many bookies&rsquo; fancy for the Cheltenham showdown in March after a fine fourth-place finish in last season&rsquo;s Champion Hurdle.<br /><br />But with Lavelle opting to duck other options at Kempton and Exeter this week, all eyes will be on Jack to put on a show in his first public foray over the fences.<br /><br />Lavelle said: &ldquo;He was very casual over his hurdles at home so we always used to pop him over fences for that reason. He&rsquo;s pretty experienced at jumping them, he just has to do it in public now.&rdquo;<br /><br />Jack is one of many headline acts at Sandown&rsquo;s fourth Gentleman&rsquo;s Day to celebrate the first day of the new jump season at the Surrey track. <br /><br />Aside from a top-class race card, various male pursuits such as a fun casino, grooming stables, live music and a best-dressed competition are on display.