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Gold Cup next for RED


Definitly Red with Andy following success at Cheltenham

We’re all still over the moon with Definitly Red’s awesome Cheltenham win at the weekend and more importantly pleased to say he came back fine and ate up. It’s very exciting to have a horse good enough to run in the Gold Cup, never mind with a very real chance, and it’s just a matter of keeping him right until then. Andy Robertson does a superb job at minding him so fingers crossed we’ll be back at Cheltenham in six weeks time!

Talking to Andrew Dietz of the Racing Post yesterday Brian said: "The Gold Cup is quite open this year. Might Bite is favourite but I don't think the form of the King George looks that strong. Red has every chance and could be overpriced.

"I thought it was a very impressive performance – he jumped brilliantly and has proved how good a horse he is.

"He ran a great race at Aintree last month and is in the form of his life. The likely faster ground at Cheltenham come March will not bother him as he has won on good to soft. If he can finish in the first three we'd be delighted."

"We'll get the Gold Cup out of the way first but he'll be entered in the National and we wouldn't be afraid of doing both as there are four weeks between Cheltenham and Aintree this year.

"We'll have to see what type of weight he gets for the National but there's also the possibility he could go for the Bowl at Aintree.

"One step at a time though."