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David Bridgwater: Giant 'comes alive' at Cheltenham

Updated: Thursday, 06 Mar 2014 08:02 | Comments

David Bridgwater said putting headgear on The Giant Bolster had helped his performance
David Bridgwater said putting headgear on The Giant Bolster had helped his performance

Trainer David Bridgwater accepts The Giant Bolster's talents will again be downplayed ahead of the Betfred Cheltenham Gold.

Despite having finished second and fourth in the last two renewals of the great race, the nine-year-old is again set to go off at big odds.

The Giant Bolster is, however, in good form as he geared up for the Gold Cup with a convincing victory in the Argento Chase at Cheltenham in January.

"He's got a great chance and people don't give him the credit he deserves,” Bridgwater told the Western Daily Press. "He came out of the last race fantastically well and it's just about keeping a lid on it.

"He loves it around Cheltenham and he definitely comes alive there.

"He'd been running terribly all year, but we put some headgear on him which helped, and not many sprint away from the last fence like he did that day.

"If he can do that again we'll be quids-in."

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