Today's racecards

Len Whitmore is tempted to freshen up Casey Top for the Cheltenham Festival after his fine run in the Paddy Power Gold Cup

Last Updated: 21/11/12 2:59pm

  • Share:
Casey Top (orange): Fine fourth at Cheltenham in last weekend's Paddy Power Gold Cup

Casey Top (orange): Fine fourth at Cheltenham in last weekend's Paddy Power Gold Cup

Sky Bet

Len Whitmore is tempted to freshen up Casey Top for the Cheltenham Festival after his fine maiden visit to the course in last weekend's Paddy Power Gold Cup.

Out of the handicap and a 40-1 shot, Whitmore's first runner in Britain was in front until the third-last, making a mistake but hanging on to fourth behind Al Ferof.

Generally more effective on better ground and with a good record at the Irish summer festivals, Casey Top had finished second to Bob Lingo in the Galway Plate.

"There's not a bother on him, we were delighted with the run," said Whitmore, who runs a small team from near Enniscorthy in County Wexford.

"The winner, and the second (Walkon) are very good horses and the third (Nadiya De La Vega) has run well at Cheltenham before.

"It was the first time we had a runner over in England, and they looked after us like little lords, so we'd love to come back.

"I think he might have a break and come back for a race there in March, depending what the handicapper says.

"After that, you'd think about things like going back to Galway."

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Tip of the Day

Tip of the Day

Fancy a flutter on the racing? Let Sky Sports News' Alex Hammond mark your card every day.

Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tips

Chris Wilson provides a tip for every race with George Bowen rated the best bet at Goodwood.

Al up for the Cup

Al up for the Cup

The Sprint Cup comes under the microscope as our ante-post expert looks for more big-race value.