Bobs poised for weekend work

  • Last Updated: February 24 2014, 12:44 GMT

Bobs Worth is likely to have a racecourse gallop at Newbury on Sunday as Nicky Henderson puts the finishing touches to his preparation ahead of the defence of his Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup crown.

Bobs Worth: Weekend workout
Bobs Worth: Weekend workout

The current champion put a lacklustre first run of the season at Haydock well behind him with a return to his best in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas.

Henderson traditionally takes some of his Festival team to Newbury this weekend for a gallop but with the ground likely to be soft, especially after racing there on Friday and Saturday, many of his stable companions will instead head to Kempton on Friday.

The Seven Barrows handler is, however, still "leaning towards Newbury" with Bobs Worth.

He told At The Races: "Bob will appear at one of those two venues over the weekend. He doesn't need to do a whole heap.

"I probably might be leaning towards Newbury with him so if there is a strip of ground at Newbury it might be better for him than the all-weather as he doesn't strike me as an all-weather horse, to be honest, but we'll see."

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