Racing: Dashing Gold doubt

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The Independent Online
SIMPLY DASHING has met with a setback and may miss the Cheltenham Gold Cup. "He slipped on some ice," Peter Easterby, father of the trainer, Tim, said yesterday. "He didn't come down but he pulled a muscle in his quarters. He must be just 50-50 to get to Cheltenham. He's none the worse so he'll have an easy week."

Nick Dundee, the Royal & SunAlliance (Novices') Chase favourite, regarded as many as the Irish banker of the Cheltenham Festival next month, might be switched to the Gold Cup. Coral quote Nick Dundee, who is trained by Eddie O'Grady and owned by Sue and John Magnier, at 10-1 with a run, or 25-1 all in run or not.