Festival options for Legend
Lucy Wadham is plotting a trip to the Cheltenham Festival with Potters Legend.
Potters Legend (r) could head straight to Cheltenham
The Newmarket handler has earmarked the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Chase on March 16 as one of two potential Festival options for the seven-year-old.
The Grade One-placed hurdler finished second on his most recent visit to Cheltenham when he chased home Royal Vacation in a two-mile-five-furlong handicap chase late last month.
Wadham said: "I was thrilled with that run. He stayed on well and his jumping was superb. He only missed one fence.
"I was impressed with the way he stayed on and how he handled the hustle and bustle as he had horses fall in front of him twice. I don't know how Leighton (Aspell) managed to keep on.
"It depends what the handicapper does. If he leaves him alone he could run in the two-and-a-half-mile novice chase or he might go for the Kim Muir.
"He will go straight to Cheltenham now. You would have to think that there is a good one in him."
Wadham also issued an upbeat report on Le Reve, who is currently recovering from a stress fracture in his neck following a multiple-horse incident at Cheltenham in November.
She added: "Le Reve has just started cantering. He looks really well and we are really pleased with him.
"I still hope to have him back in time for the bet365 Chase at Sandown in April."