Dream Could Now Run In Shloer Chase

Tue 14th Nov 2017, 12:52

Cloudy Dream
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Cloudy Dream could still run at Cheltenham this weekend despite an entry error causing the horse to miss his intended outing in the BetVictor Gold Cup.

Malcolm Jefferson's grey was a leading ante-post fancy for Saturday's main event but was a surprise omission from the list following Monday's confirmation stage.

Jefferson's daughter Ruth has taken responsibility for the mistake as he instead ended up with an entry in the three-mile-three-furlong BetVictor Handicap Chase, which precedes the feature race.

However, Sunday's Shloer Chase was reopened after insufficient entries were received, so another option at Prestbury Park is now available.

"We've put him in the Shloer on Sunday as that has been reopened," said Mick Meagher, racing manager to owner Trevor Hemmings.

"Ruth was supposed to confirm him for the BetVictor Gold Cup Handicap Chase and he's actually ended up in the BetVictor Handicap Chase, the race before.

"It's human error, it will happen again, but we'll kick on.

"We'll make a decision on whether he runs later in the week, but that is where we are at. He's fully entitled to run in that, he was second in the Arkle."

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