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CURTIS WAITS ON IRISH.

Byline: GARRY OWEN

REBECCA CURTIS is waiting on the results of blood tests before committing Irish Cavalier to the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup on Saturday at Cheltenham.

Welsh handler Curtis has been enduring a quiet spell of late, and has yet to saddle a runner in December.

A Cheltenham Festival winner in March, Irish Cavalier looked sure to win the Paddy Power Gold Cup last month when tanking his way to the front only to be swamped after jumping i.taylor@dailyrecord.co.uk the last and fading into fifth.

Curtis hopes she has solved the issues at her yard and is just waiting for the all-clear before giving him the green light.

Venetia Williams-trained Tenor Nivernais continues to attract support and is now 10-1 ( from 12s) with Coral, having been 14s earlier in the week.

Coral: 6 Irish Cavalier, Little Jon, 7 Buywise, 8 Champagne West, Sound Investment, 9 Annacotty, Art Mauresque, 10 Tenor Nivernais, Village Vic, 14 bar.

| | Vibrato Valtat is likely to be stepped up in trip in future after his defeat in the Tingle Creek at Sandown.

The Paul Nicholls-trained sixyear-old had reappeared with a stylish success in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter over nearly two-and-a-quarter miles.

Back down to the minimum distance at the weekend, he was sent off favourite in the absence of Un De Sceaux and Simonsig but could only finish third behind Sire De Grugy and Special Tiara.

| SECOND WAVE (5.10) can land the nap at Chelmsford City tonight. Charlie Appleby's threeyear-old has been in great heart of late and remains capable of further progress.

He overcame some serious trouble in running at Kempton and despite looking slightly awkward, ran out a pretty comfortable winner, although the margin was just a neck.

Raised 10lb for that, the second, who got first run, has come out and franked the form since and Adam Kirby can deliver the goods on the son of New Approach.

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Dec 10, 2015
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