Tidal Bay still in Argento mix
Tidal Bay will be declared for the Argento Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday despite his injury scare on Thursday.
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He came back slightly lame from exercise and was rated odds-against for the Gold Cup trial but is "going the right way" in his recovery.
Writing in his exclusive column at www.betfair.com/paulnicholls the champion trainer said on Friday morning: "The problem was pus in his foot and, without getting technical, we are adopting the normal treatments and procedures in these circumstances.
"I have had plenty of horses with a similar problem in the past, and they have run in the same timeframe. A lot can happen in 24 hours. It is all about how he responds to the treatment now, but we are heading in the right direction.
"He will be left in the race at the overnight stage, and we will make a decision in the morning. He will be given an hour on the walker this morning, and again this evening, so we will keep him ticking over."