Un Temps Pour Tout could run in Coral Cup at Cheltenham
David Pipe could run impressive Ascot winner Un Temps Pour Tout in the Coral Cup rather than the Neptune Novices' Hurdle
Last Updated: 19/02/14 11:35am
The five-year-old stepped up on the form of his British debut to run out a 16 length winner over an extended two miles and three furlongs at the Berkshire venue and earn quotes for the Neptune Management Investment Novices' Hurdle.
Pipe told his website, www.davidpipe.com, that that race was still on the agenda but did reveal that the Robin Des Champs gelding would be given other options at next month's meeting.
"Un Temps Pour Tout produced a taking display in the 2m4f novices' hurdle to win comfortably from Cole Harden," he said.
"Although he did no more than win as he rating suggested he should, I was pleased to get his first British win under our belts. The step up in trip certainly brought about improvement and he looks a live candidate for the Neptune Hurdle at the Festival and he may also get an entry in the Coral Cup."
On a busy day for the yard, one notable disappointment was the performance of Gevrey Chambertin at Ascot in the Reynoldstown Chase and connections are set to run some tests to see if anything comes to light.
"I was disappointed to see Gevrey Chambertin stop so quickly having jumped and travelled well for the majority of his chase debut at Ascot on Saturday," the Nicholashayne handler revealed.
"Nothing has come to light as yet as to why he stopped so quickly but it was definitely not his true running. He appears none the worse for his exertions so we will monitor him over the next few days and decide where to take it from there."
Pipe also sent out Top Wood to win at Haydock in a Pertemps qualifier and Knight Of Noir to land a novices' hurdle at Wincanton and both horses are under consideration for handicaps at Cheltenham.