The Giant Bolster could run next at either Aintree or Punchestown

Last Updated: 17/03/13 4:05pm

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The Giant Bolster could run at either Aintree or Punchestown following another superb effort in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.

A surprise runner-up behind Synchronised a year ago, the eight-year-old proved that was no fluke by finishing fourth on Friday.

Trainer David Bridgwater said: "He seems fine, no worries at all. The plan would be for him to run again, providing he's OK and the ground is right.

"He could go to Liverpool or Punchestown, I don't know which. We'll just see what the ground is like.

"Whether he runs again this season or not, we'll look forward to next season with him and Cheltenham will obviously be the main aim again.

"Hopefully we get better ground in a year's time and it would be brilliant to get him back there again."

Bridgwater also provided a positive update on his other leading light Wyck Hill.

The nine-year-old disappointed when carrying the colours of leading owner JP McManus for the first time in last month's Racing Plus Chase at Kempton, but was found to have suffered a severe cut.

Bridgwater is hoping he will be back in time for the John Smith's Grand National. He said: "The cut has healed up and he seems fine. The National is the plan and we're hopeful he'll get there."

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