Escartefigue takes on Pearl again.Escartefigue is set to take on old rival Florida Pearl plus Dorans Pride in the Heineken Gold Cup over three miles one furlong furlong: see English units of measurement. at Punchestown next Wednesday.
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And while Escartefigue has finished behind Florida Pearl on their three previous meetings, Nicholson is looking forward to another clash with Willie Mullins' stable star.
He said yesterday: "Escartefigue is very well. The ground is soft at Punchestown and if it stays that way it will suit our horse. He ran a very good race at Aintree, there is better to come and I think Punchestown will suit him."
Meanwhile, Mullins reports Florida Pearl, third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup The Cheltenham Gold Cup is a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race in the United Kingdom for five-year-old and above horses. It is run over a distance of 3 miles 2½ furlongs (5,331 metres) on the New Course at Cheltenham Racecourse during the Cheltenham Festival in March. , on schedule for the big race. He said: "Florida Pearl worked over one and a half miles after racing at Leopardstown on Sunday and I was delighted with him."
Nicholson's Punchestown runners also include his Bonusprint Stayers' Hurdle winner, Anzum, who will again clash with Cheltenham second Le Coudray in the Ballymore Properties Champion Stayers' Hurdle next Thursday.
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