Divers still has the Power

Stuffy horse will be all the better for his reappearance

Last Updated: 31/10/11 11:35am

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Divers: Still on target for Cheltenham

Divers: Still on target for Cheltenham

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Ferdy Murphy insists that Divers remains on course for a tilt at the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday week.

The grey landed the Centenary Novices' Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March but was pulled up on his first start since in Sunday's Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase in Cumbria.

Keith Mercer was hard at work from an early stage in the testing conditions and eventually pulled up three fences from home but Murphy expects his charge to improve considerably.

"He's grand this morning. He wouldn't go on that ground at all as it was very dead and he just can't handle it when it's like that," said Murphy.

"He's out in the field this morning and he's fine and he'll still go for the Paddy Power, subject to the ground. He obviously won't run if it's dead ground like it was on Sunday.

"He'll come on a lot for the run. He's a stuffy horse and he was just the same last season."

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