Smart British trainer Harry Fry is set to make a late decision on running one of his stable stars Gin Coco at Cheltenham on Sunday in the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle.
Moving from Charlie Mann's stables to Fry's and making his debut at Fontwell in March, he looked a smart type from the start winning by 14 lengths.
Sent into the Punchestown festival at the end of last season, sent into handicap company for the first time off a mark of 123 he went on to finish a narrow second of 25 in what woulds have been a decent gamble.
Back this season at Newton Abbot in a Novices' Hurdle under a penalty he got back to winning ways being backed off the boards and now Fry will make a late decision on whether he will be sent back into handicap company or into the Graded event at Cheltenham this weekend.
(Credit ATR) “We’re very much hoping we’ll see Gin Coco at Cheltenham on Sunday. He’s actually got two options and we’ve given ourselves a nice headache deciding which is the right race to run in,” Fry said.
“He’s in good form and Newton Abbot set him up nicely for this weekend. We’ll be having a discussion with the owners in the next day or so and figure out which race to have a crack at.
“The horses in the Supreme Trial are more unexposed potentially, but it’s our last chance to run in a good novice, so we’ve got to weigh that up.”