David Bridgwater expects The Conditional to be well suited to the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival this year.
The eight-year-old won at Cheltenham in October and was then a fine second in the Ladbrokes Trophy in November at Newbury.
A slightly disappointing fourth followed in the Grade Three Classic Chase at Warwick on January 11, but attention is now turning to The Festival, where trainer Bridgwater expects to get multiple entries.
The Conditional was held up as a possible Grand National runner at one point but Bridgwater is unsure on getting an invite to the Aintree showpiece this year and instead seems set to concentrate on the Ultima on March 10.
"I don't know whether he'll get an entry in the National, but he'll definitely get a few entries at the Festival," he said in quotes carried by Sky Sports.
"They'll be in the two amateur races (National Hunt Chase and Kim Muir) and also the three-mile handicap chase (Ultima) - I suspect that will be the race for him."
Article Posted on Friday 24th January 2020 @ 11.56
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