Curtis weighs up Cheltenham options

30 January 2013 04:11:55 EST

Rebecca Curtis' At Fishers Cross has done nothing but improve all season and is looking a live Cheltenham hope for the emerging stable.

The six-year-old passed his biggest test so far when overcoming the fancied The New One by a neck at Cheltenham over the weekend.

We go to the Festival with great hopes.

Rebecca Curtis

And his trainer is weighing up her options for the Festival after watching his progress and the events of the weekend under AP McCoy, when the horse came away from the West Country a fine winner.

She said: "He's come out of the race really well, if a little tired and obviously we are now looking at the Cheltenham options.

"I think three miles is his distance and although all his form is on soft to heavy ground, that isn't to say he can't do it on better ground.

"The Festival is seven weeks away and we don't know what we are going to encounter underfoot, but I wouldn't be unduly worried about it.

"He's been excellent all season and has a progressive profile. He had a couple of jumping problems at one point, but that's been sorted out now and we go to the Festival with great hopes."

McCoy is 40/1 to be top jockey at the Cheltenham Festival, with Barry Geraghty 4/1 and Ruby Walsh 1/6.

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