Grams And Ounces faces Cheltenham weight issue

Trainer John Flint faces some uncertainty over the Cheltenham Festival target of Grams And Ounces.

Unbeaten in three starts since moving to Flint’s stable in Bridgend, the five-year-old was last seen scoring under a 7lb penalty at Ludlow in early January.

“He’s flying at home and we are hoping for a big, big run,” said Flint.

“The race I want to run him in is the County Hurdle but I’ve got a feeling he won’t get in.

“In that case, he’ll run in the conditionals’ race (Martin Pipe) as the owners would like to have a Cheltenham runner, but I’m not sure he’ll get up the hill at the trip.

“He’s an exciting prospect for us, and there’s a conditionals’ race at Aintree in any case.”