Divers back to Cheltenham

Weighted for December success

Last Updated: 30/11/11 12:05pm

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Divers is firmly on target for the Spinal Research The Atlantic 4 Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday week.

The progressive seven-year-old was third in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at the track earlier this month and has been allotted ten stone for his latest engagement.

His trainer Ferdy Murphy said: "Divers is in great form. We are just hoping that there is not too much rain at Cheltenham before next weekend and we are very happy with him at the moment.

"We were very pleased with his run in the Paddy Power Gold Cup. He went there in fantastic form and had improved a lot for his seasonal return at Carlisle (October 30), but the rain made the ground a bit too tacky for him.

"Graham (Lee) said that he ran well but just emptied out on him in the last 100 yards, which we put down to the ground.

"We are going to be spot on in the weights if Poquelin takes his chance and the fresh ground of the New Course should help his cause."

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