Champion Court could run in Peterborough Chase
Champion Court could try to get his season back on track in the Betfred Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon next week.
Last Updated: 04/12/13 2:24pm
Martin Keighley's stable star was a strongly-supported favourite for the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham last month, but finished only seventh.
Keighley feels the eight-year-old may have been suffering from colic and is expecting a more positive showing on his next start, with the Stewart Family Thank You Gold Cup at Cheltenham a possible alternative to Huntingdon's feature two days earlier.
"Champion Court is a possible for Cheltenham, but I would say he is more likely to go to Huntingdon for the Peterborough Chase," said the trainer.
"All the tests we did after the Paddy Power Gold Cup have come back fine, but he was definitely uncomfortable after the race so it could have been down to a touch of colic."
Keighley remains keen on a tilt at the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day, a race in which Champion Court turned in an excellent performance to finish fourth last year.
He said: "He is back in good form now and we are still thinking about the King George, but we will learn a lot more next time and hopefully he can bounce back."