Challenger for Hennessy

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The Independent Online
The Murphy's Gold Cup and Hennessy Gold Cup double could be on the cards for Challenger Du Luc, who heads the betting for Saturday's race along with Big Matt.

"We will have to see what happens on Saturday, but I think he will stay the Hennessy trip, he jumps well and goes on any ground," Pipe said.

Out of the Hennessy, though, is Jenny Pitman's Sun Alliance Chase winner, Nahthen Lad. "The race comes too quickly and he won't be ready in time," Mrs Pitman said. "I would like to get him to the King George and then he will find his way to the Gold Cup. That is his target."