Caspian Caviar Gold Cup
|Handicap Chase, Cheltenham 13:55
Grade 3, £130,000 added,
2m 4f 166y, Class 1
|Saturday 14th December 2019|
One for Warren up at Haydock!— Sun Racing (@SunRacing) November 23, 2019
Big performance from Keeper Hill on his return
Warren Greatrex is happy with Keeper Hill again after revealing the recent victory at Haydock– his first race for 231 days – did take a lot out of him.
Greatrex will continue to monitor him in the next few days with a view to letting him take his chance.
“It is a possibility he will go and we will just see how he is this week. He has come out of the Haydock race well, although he took a week to get over it,” he said.
“He seems in really good form and the Caspian Caviar is something we will look at. I think the race is right for him.
“Keeper Hill has gone up a few pounds (7lb) for his last win but he is a good horse.”
The weights are now headed by Venetia Williams’ Cepage after Kalashnikov was scratched by trainer Amy Murphy.
Cepage was second to Riders Onthe Storm at Aintree on his first run since he was second in this race last December.
The latter, from the Nigel Twiston-Davies stable, is also in the mix but will need to defy a hefty 13lb hike in the weights.
Nicky Richards’ 2017 winner Guitar Pete, BetVictor Gold Cup third Warthog, Casablanca Mix, Secret Investor, Brelan D’As and Not That Fuisse are also in the mix.
Robin Des Foret, trained by Willie Mullins, is the sole Irish possible.
The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup
£130,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 4f 166y, Class 1
22 remaining entries
Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
1 14/2-2 Cepage 7 11-12 Venetia Williams
2 30-111 Casablanca Mix 7 11-12 1ex Nicky Henderson
3 1003-1 Keeper Hill 8 11-10 Warren Greatrex
4 31FP-1 Riders Onthe Storm 6 11-10 Nigel Twiston-Davies
5 2411-2 Secret Investor 7 11-7 Paul Nicholls
6 13P6-4 Lalor 7 11-6 Kayley Woollacott
7 /4437- Benatar 7 11-5 Gary Moore
8 12F32- Robin Des Foret 9 11-5 W P Mullins
9 24-PF8 Imperial Presence 8 11-3 Philip Hobbs
10 /936-F Theinval 9 11-3 Nicky Henderson
11 335-P0 Spiritofthegames 7 11-3 Dan Skelton
12 F55-36 Knocknanuss 9 11-2 Gary Moore
13 /6/P-3 Kobrouk 8 11-2 Nicky Henderson
14 1144-2 Clondaw Castle 7 11-1 Tom George
15 135-U2 Brelan D'As 8 11-0 Paul Nicholls
16 233-18 Guitar Pete 9 10-12 Nicky Richards
17 13P5-4 Good Man Pat 6 10-7 Alan King
18 49-0U0 Eamon An Cnoic 8 10-6 David Pipe
19 171-81 Generous Day 7 10-5 Henry Oliver
20 1P3P-3 Warthog 7 10-3 David Pipe
21 185-P5 Didero Vallis 6 10-3 Venetia Williams
22 4F-224 Not That Fuisse 6 10-2 Dan Skelton