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Ginge team eye Festival

Nigel Twiston-Davies will weigh up all the options before deciding on Splash Of Ginge's Cheltenham target following his Betfair Hurdle win.

The six-year-old already holds entries in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle and Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle.

Handicap hurdles such as the County will also be considered depending on what the assessor makes of Splash Of Ginge's surprise 33-1 success in one of the most competitive races of its kind in the calendar.

"That was very pleasing and a very good ride by Ryan (Hatch). The horse is fine this morning, 100%," said Twiston-Davies.

"He'll definitely go to Cheltenham, but what race I don't know yet. It just depends what the handicapper does to him and what the novice hurdles look like etc."

The New One won the Neptune for the Naunton trainer at last year's Festival and is a leading fancy for the Stan James Champion Hurdle.

Twiston-Davies reports all to be well with that six-year-old, who has been kept for the Champion after going down by half a length to My Tent Or Yours in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day.

"The New One is smashing, really good," he said.