Ross eyes Cheltenham Double

  • Last Updated: December 18 2013, 12:35 GMT

Double Ross could return to Cheltenham on New Year's Day for either the £50,000 Grade Three Fairlawne Handicap Chase or the £32,000 Grade Two Cheltenham Pony Club Raceday Novices' Chase, both over two miles and five furlongs.

Double Ross: Could return to Cheltenham
Double Ross: Could return to Cheltenham

The seven-year-old recorded a gutsy two-length success in the Stewart Family Thank You Gold Cup, run over the same course and distance, at The International last weekend.

Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge got off the mark at the third time of asking over fences when beating Attaglance in a novices' chase at Perth in September and went on to make the frame in competitive contests at Chepstow and Ascot.

Twiston-Davies reported: "Double Ross could now go to Cheltenham for either the Fairlawne Handicap Chase or Cheltenham Pony Club Raceday Novices' Chase - we will have a look at both.

"I was very pleased with his performance at the weekend and he has come out of the race great. He surprised us a bit because we thought he needed soft going, but he handled the better ground fine.

"I thought he was getting tired at the end and we will just have to wait and see how far he can go."

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