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The Giant Bolster

David Bridgwater is keeping his fingers crossed The Giant Bolster can get his season back on track in the Argento Chase at Cheltenham at the end of the month.

Runner-up in last season's Cheltenham Gold Cup and a fine third on his return to action in the Betfair Chase at Haydock, the eight-year-old was considered a major challenger for the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

However, a couple of early jumping errors under Tony McCoy set the tone for a disappointing display and he was eventually pulled up.

Bridgwater reports his pride and joy to be none the worse and the trainer is keen to put a line through his below-par performance.

He said: "He's grand, there's not a bother on him. It was just one of those days at Kempton, they all do it, and a number of things went wrong.

"The original plan was to go to the Peterborough Chase, but that was off and we ended up at Kempton and things didn't work out.

"All is good now, I'm sure he'll be fine and we'll head back to Cheltenham for the Argento (January 26).

"I think everyone would like a bit better ground than what we have at the moment."

The Giant Bolster is widely available at 25-1 for the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March.

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