RACING: Gold Cup date for King's Julio

This Is Wiltshire: Alan King Alan King

ALAN King has confirmed Hold On Julio will head straight for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on December 1 following a highly encouraging comeback run at Cheltenham on Saturday.

The lightly raced nine-year-old disappointed when strongly fancied for the JLT Specialty Handicap Chase at last season's Festival, but following his summer break, Hold On Julio finished an excellent third in a competitive event at Prestbury Park over the weekend.

"I was delighted with Hold on Julio and the horses are definitely starting to come to the boil," the Barbury Castle trainer told alankingracing.co.uk.

"There is not really a race for Hold On Julio before Newbury, so we will keep him back for the Hennessy and hope that we get in with a nice handy weight."

MORE SPORTS NEWS & PICTURES IN THURSDAY'S GAZETTE & HERALD

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree