Betfair Ambassador Olly Murphy thinks his runner can compete in the Coral Cup on day two of the Cheltenham Festival. He also discusses his runners at Huntingdon and Lingfield...
"He's in great form, albeit he has top-weight to carry. I’ve fitted him with cheekpieces for the first time and a strongly-run race will suit him well."
Top-weighted contender can go well in cheekpieces
Thomas Darby is in great form, albeit he has top-weight to carry. I've fitted him with cheekpieces for the first time and I think a strongly-run race will suit him well. I'm really looking forward to running him and fingers crossed with a bit of luck in-running he can go well.
Has chance of maintaining unbeaten record
Washington looks to defend his unbeaten record. We're taking 7lbs off his back with our conditional Lewis Stones and with only six runners, he's looks sure to have a chance. He's a horse we think plenty of at home.
Could be in the money if he settles
Frankly Mr Shankly was in training with Michael Bell and has some good flat form to his name. He's in good form at home and if he relaxes and settles well, he should be a horse who is in the money.
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