Nicky Henderson's Hennessy ground fears ease

Last Updated: 28/11/12 3:28pm

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Bobs Worth (left): Set to take his chance in the Hennessy

Bobs Worth (left): Set to take his chance in the Hennessy

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Nicky Henderson has allayed fears over Bobs Worth's participation in the Hennessy after inspecting the ground at Newbury himself.

The Seven Barrows handler visited the Berkshire track on Tuesday afternoon and liked what he saw.

"At the moment, the plan would be for both Roberto Goldback and Bobs Worth to run," he said.

Henderson had expressed some concerns about the going for Bobs Worth earlier in the week but those have largely gone due to the fresh ground at the track.

He said: "The ground is in good nick there - it's Newbury's first meeting of the season which has helped.

"In other years it would have been the second or third meeting and while I'd usually sooner have had those extra meetings, it may have worked in everyone's favour this time.

"If they had had a couple of meetings already, it would have been much worse.

"They are saving some fresh ground for Saturday and we have a couple of dry days forecast so it might not be that bad."

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