Attaglance on target to reappear in Paddy Power Gold Cup
Last Updated: October 23, 2013 11:44am
Attaglance: Paddy Power Gold Cup the early target
Attaglance is set to make his seasonal reappearance in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham on November 16.
Malcolm Jefferson's seven-year-old won the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Hurdle at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival before adding an Aintree Listed success to his tally.
Last season he went novice chasing but proved very disappointing and ended up running in the Liverpool Hurdle at the Grand National meeting, finishing well behind Solwhit.
However, he demonstrated much better form on his seasonal return at Perth when going down narrowly to Double Ross and Jefferson is hoping he can take advantage of his 17lb lower handicap mark over the bigger obstacles.
"I think we'll aim Attaglance at the Paddy Power," said Jefferson.
"That might be a good race for him. He's a second-season chaser and horses like him have a good record.
"We know he's got the ability, he's rated nearly 150 over hurdles, so when you look at his mark over fences he looks well in.
"He shaped much more like his old self at Perth and on his hurdles form, he'd have to have a chance. He wouldn't run before then as he likes to be fresh."