Bobs Worth among Hennessy 22
Last Updated: November 26, 2012 2:05pm
Bobs Worth: Among Hennessy 22
Ante-post market leader Bobs Worth is among 22 acceptors for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday.
Nicky Henderson's RSA Chase winner could be joined by stablemate Roberto Goldback in the field following his impressive debut for the Seven Barrows handler at Ascot earlier in the month.
Those are the only two set to represent Henderson with Burton Port not among the six-day entries. The Paul Nicholls-trained Michel Le Bon is another fancied horse who won't take his chance.
However, the Seven Barrows handler will check conditions at Newbury on Tuesday. He told Racing UK: "We're going to have a look at Newbury tomorrow, I'm sure they're doing everything they can.
"I'd like to get a run into him [Bobs Worth] this weekend, things have been geared towards that but plans are changing left, right and centre at the moment.
"It was always where we were going to start, he stays, I think he handles soft ground.
"I'm not worried about his handicap mark as he's not going to go up sitting in his box, I don't think he's particularly well handicapped anyway.
"We do have a preference to go left-handed so Newbury was the obvious way to go."
Nicholls' only remaining entries are top-weight Tidal Bay and Harry The Viking.
David Pipe's The Package, Alan King's Hold On Julio and Charlie Longsdon's Frisco Depot are also among the 22.
Frisco Depot gets in towards the bottom of the weights off 10-1 and his Chipping Norton handler Longsdon said: "He's a lovely horse. I couldn't believe he would be keen last time and he was keen for two miles. I hope he's learned from his fall - he's schooled well at home.
"Sam (Waley-Cohen, jockey) put up 2lb overweight last time when carrying 10-1 and I'd expect him to carry 2lb overweight again."