Fast Lane for Big clash
Coral Cup alternative Festival target
Last Updated: February 13, 2012 2:39pm
Featherbed Lane could book a Cheltenham clash with Big Buck's by winning Saturday's Betfred Goals Galore Hurdle at Haydock.
The Philip Hobbs inmate is set to step up to three miles for the first time this weekend following a narrow defeat in the Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton.
While the trainer is currently expecting the gelding to revert to handicaps after the Haydock race better known as the Rendlesham Hurdle, he could consider a crack at the World Hurdle if his charge produces the goods.
"He'll probably run (at Haydock). He does have an entry in the World Hurdle but realistically, that probably isn't going to happen," Hobbs told At The Races.
"He's a very nice horse that will probably end up at Cheltenham in the Coral Cup, but I wouldn't rule out the World Hurdle if he won well on Saturday and got the three miles well. There's a lot of place money in that race."
The Grade Two prize has attracted a total of 19 entries, with Benny Be Good, Restless Harry, Crack Away Jack and Irish contender Powerstation all in the mix.