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Court is ready to graduate in Chase
7:00pm Thursday 7th February 2013 in Sport
COTSWOLD ace Champion Court is set to keep his Cheltenham Festival preparations on course in tomorrow’s kempton.co.uk Graduation Chase.
Second to Sir Des Champs in the Jewson Novices’ Chase at the 2012 Festival, the eight-year-old managed a fine fourth in the King George VI Chase at Kempton.
Champion Court is set to come back in trip at Kempton before the two-mile-fivefurlong Ryanair Chase next month.
- Stow-on-the-Wold’s David Bridgwater is eager to get stable star The Giant Bolster back on track ahead of Cheltenham.
The eight-year-old, second in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last term, finished third in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on his seasonal bow but was pulled up in the King George VI Chase.
He could head to the Betfair Denman Chase at Newbury or the two-and-a-half mile Warwick Racecourse Handicap Chase on Saturday.
Bridgwater said: “He’s just had a bit of a stop-start season with the weather so I just want to get him back on the track.”
- Naunton trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies and jockey son Sam landed the Connolly’s Red Mills Handicap Chase at Wincanton with Rhum (12-1). They also enjoyed a tight success at Ffos Las with Kaylif Arami.