Divers aiming to make splash
Ferdy Murphy is delighted with stable star Divers ahead of the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday afternoon.
Last Updated: 08/11/11 2:33pm
Ferdy Murphy is delighted with Divers ahead of the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday.
The seven-year-old won at the Cheltenham Festival in March but was then pulled up on his seasonal reappearance at Carlisle on October 30.
However, the grey gelding pleased his handler in his work on Tuesday morning and it's now all systems go for Prestbury Park
"Graham (Lee) rode him up this morning and he was happy with him," Murphy told At The Races.
"He did a really nice bit of work so we're looking forward to it.
"He wouldn't go on that ground at Carlisle and the ground at Cheltenham will be more to his liking.
"He ran there last November in a 2m5f race and the ground was a little bit tacky and he didn't handle it then but he's a good horse on top of the ground.
"It looks a very competitive race, a lot of people will fancy their chances with theirs but I'm very happy with mine."
Divers is a 12-1 chance with Sky Bet for the Paddy Power Gold Cup.