Tap Night in Paddy Power frame
Lucinda Russell is considering the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham on November 16 for Tap Night, a smart novice last season when his efforts included second to Captain Conan in Grade One company at Aintree.
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Entries for the £160,000 contest close on Tuesday, with the JP McManus-owned six-year-old scheduled to make his return to action at Carlisle in the Colin Parker Memorial this weekend, a race won by previous Paddy Power victors Little Josh (2010), L'Antartique (2007) and Exotic Dancer (2006).
Russell said: "Tap Night will be entered for the Paddy Power Gold Cup. He runs this weekend at Carlisle and we will see how he gets on there before making a decision about Cheltenham.
"He has come back from his summer break in good form and has been schooling and working nicely. I was really pleased with how well he did last season and I thought his run at Aintree behind Captain Conan was especially good.
"Two and a half miles is his trip and he seems to handle any ground, so if he continues to improve, he should be competitive."
Entries also close on Tuesday for the £100,000 Greatwood Handicap Hurdle, which takes place over an extended two miles on the third and final day of The Open meeting, November 17.