Timmy Murphy is keeping his fingers crossed Diamond Harry‘s jumping will stand the Cheltenham test in the RSA Chase later this month. The seven-year-old is two from two since switching his attentions to the larger obstacles but left many unimpressed on his latest appearance at Newbury.
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“I’ve only won on him once over fences at Newbury where he jumped OK, but he is a better horse than the bare form of that race shows,” said Murphy. I’m sure Nick (Williams) will get him back for Cheltenham and he is a horse that takes a bit of knowing. He doesn’t have a lot of scope but he’s pretty accurate with his feet in front.”
Timmy Murphy has a number of other good rides to look forward to at the Festival including Chapoturgeon and old stager Well Chief in the Champion Chase.
“Chapoturgeon did disappoint a bit last time but personally I don’t think he likes soft ground,” Murphy told At The Races. I think he’s a better horse on better ground and obviously he’s got to step up if he’s going to go for the Ryanair Chase with a chance. Well Chief is a credit to anyone whose had anything to do with him and the Pipes think they have him back as good as he ever was. If he goes out and gets a clear round, takes care of himself and takes care of me and runs to the best of his ability we can’t ask for more of him.”
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