Tom Cooper believes Forpadydeplasterer could be the forgotten horse of Saturday's Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.
The 10-year-old may be without a win since the 2009 Arkle, but in that time he has finished second in another five Grade Ones and run well in other big races, usually when the ground has been against him. He still holds an entry in Thursday's Clonmel Oil Chase, but a trip to Prestbury Park is on the cards.
Cooper said: "He'll be going to Cheltenham, not Clonmel. He's never run in a handicap before and that's part of the reason why we're going, we want to see how he gets on."
He added: "I think he's on a very attractive mark (150), that's why we're keen to go.
"There's a couple of very nice horses in there, but they are only approaching their second season over fences whereas our lad is a seasoned campaigner.
"The ground should be lovely, the trip is what he wants these days and they'll go a good clip, which should be perfect for him - you never really get it in the small fields in Ireland he's been running in.
"He might be getting on but he's very consistent and he was only seven lengths behind Sizing Europe on his first run of the season."
Ferdy Murphy certainly knows how to ready a horse for a big day and if the rain stays away, Divers will have plenty of supporters, having finished third 12 months ago.
Murphy said: "Divers definitely runs in the Paddy Power Gold Cup providing we don't get monsoon-type rain. He has come out of his race at the showcase (Cheltenham) in really good form. He always takes a run to come to life and we are really happy with him.
"He ran very well when he finished third in the race last season, but the rain came on the Friday night and that didn't help. He loves good ground and the better the ground, the better his chance."
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