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Henderson on weather watch

26th November 2012, 01:54pm

Nicky Henderson: Will assess Newbury conditions on Tuesday

Nicky Henderson: Will assess Newbury conditions on Tuesday

Nicky Henderson will assess conditions at Newbury on Tuesday ahead of Bobs Worth's proposed run in the Hennessy Gold Cup on Saturday.

The RSA Chase winner starts life as a second-season chaser off a handicap mark of 160 and while Henderson doesn't think his charge is well-handicapped, he does hope he will take his chance despite the weather.

The Seven Barrows handler told Racing UK: "We're going to have a look at Newbury tomorrow, I'm sure they're doing everything they can.

"I'd like to get a run into him [Bobs Worth] this weekend, things have been geared towards that but plans are changing left, right and centre at the moment.

"It was always where we were going to start, he stays, I think he handles soft ground.

"I'm not worried about his handicap mark as he's not going to go up sitting in his box, I don't think he's particularly well handicapped anyway.

"We do have a preference to go left-handed so Newbury was the obvious way to go."

Bobs Worth is the 3/1 favourite for the race with Sky Bet.


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