The Harry Whittington-trained Saint Calvados is looking likely to miss Tuesday’s Haldon Cup at Exeter. The five-year-old won his first three races in England after coming over from France, thrashing rivals in successive handicaps at Newbury before also going well in the Kingmaker at Warwick.
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He is reported to be in good shape as he look for a return to form following a disappointing outing in the Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham.
However, the firm ground at Exeter means he could miss that meeting and instead potentially go for the Fortria Chase at Navan next weekend.
The Oxfordshire trainer said: “Unless they have a deluge at Exeter, he won’t run there. “We will have a look at the Fortria Chase at Navan next weekend, and he could go there.
“He is in great form and has been working well. He worked really well with Simply The Betts last Saturday, and he looks amazing. “He has to run with cut in the ground, though, because he has got that pronounced knee action.”