Racing: Light work for Hill

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CARVILL'S HILL, virtually pulled up after starting the even-money favourite in this year's Gold Cup, is back being ridden in light exercise and is 'looking great and in fine form', says his trainer Martin Pipe.

Pipe believes his injured chaser would still prove too good for many of his jumping rivals 'even if he comes back a gear slower'. Ruled out for a season as a result of injuries sustained at Cheltenham in March, Carvill's Hill still has a strained tendon which will take a long time to remedy.

'The horse will tell us if and when he's ready to race again, but what I can say is that he's the best horse I've ever had and ever will have in my care,' Pipe tells Timeform's Black Book.