Greatrex’s Aloomomo warning

Warren Greatrex has warned that Aloomomo is far from certain to take his place in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Aloomomo could miss Saturday's engagement

The Lambourn handler may bypass the Grade Three prize with the six-year-old, who is ante-post favourite with a number of betting firms, on account of the ground being too quick.

Should Aloomomo miss his intended outing at the weekend he could be re-routed to the Lavazza Jolie Silver Cup Handicap Chase at Ascot a week on Saturday.

Greatrex said: "The big problem is the ground. There is every chance we might be forced not to run as he wants the ground softer than it is at the moment.

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"It is just my luck to have a favourite for a big race and for the ground to be like this. I would love to have a go as he is in serious order.

"It was a great effort on his comeback run at Ascot. He needed it probably more than I thought as it did look like he would win but he got tired from the last to the line.

"When the ground wasn't soft enough at the Cheltenham Festival he didn't handle it and he is entered the week after at Ascot in the Silver Cup.

"I will speak to the owners and they will have the last call but I am of the opinion we wait for the week after and wait for the rain. Wherever he goes he will be competitive."

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