Chepstow victory a sign of things to come for Teaforthree

Rebecca Curtis is looking forward to running Teaforthree in the Diamond Jubilee National Hunt Chase after his victory at Chepstow on Saturday.

The eight-year-old got back on the winning path in a three-mile novice chase after being pulled up behind Grands Crus in the Feltham Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

Curtis is confident Teaforthree will see out the four-mile trip at Prestbury Park on March 14. He is being aimed at that race rather than the RSA Chase.

“He’s come out of it really well. AP (Tony McCoy) said they didn’t go too quick and he looked after him for the Festival. He said he could have made him look more impressive,” said the Newport trainer.

“He’s definitely going for the four-miler at Cheltenham now. The trip will be no bother for him.”

Curtis expects to have at least three other runners at the big meeting in just over two weeks’ time.

“I’m not sure what exactly what else I’ll run at the Festival, but Benheir and Meister Eckhart are likely to go for the Albert Bartlett and we might have something in the Champion Bumper,” she added.