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Parrott pins hopes on Prince
10:59am Friday 8th March 2013 in Sport
REDMARLEY owner and trainer Hilary Parrott hopes Wayward Prince can produce his best as a major outsider for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup next Friday.
A novice Prestbury Park winner in 2010, the nine-year-old was only beaten by a length when third in the RSA Chase at the 2011Festival.
This season, Wayward Prince was second to Silviniaco Conti in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby before landing a Listed contest at Aintree.
He was pulled up in Cheltenham’s Argento Chase but Parrott blamed that disappointing display on the ground conditions.
She said: “The Gold Cup is the plan, everything seems to be OK at the moment. The ground’s been dreadful. He doesn’t go on soft ground.
“We’ve been struggling to get a run into him because it’s been so wet everywhere, but he has done plenty of work.”
Wayward Prince is as high as 100-1 to land the top prize.