Last Instalment: will run in Gold Cup at Cheltenham FestivalPICTURE: Alain Barr (racingpost.com/photos)
Cheltenham Festival: Last Instalment given green light for Gold Cup
LAST INSTALMENT will run in the Betfred Gold Cup this afternoon, as connections decided to let the nine-year-old take his chance having walked the course.
Due to concerns over the ground getting too quick, a late decision was expected on Last Instalment's participation, but trainer Philip Fenton was happy with underfoot conditions after walking the track on Friday morning.
Last Instalment is the 8-1 third-favourite for the Betfred Gold Cup. First Lieutenant, also owned by Gigginstown House Stud, has been ruled out on a self-certificate, having not eaten up.