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Calgary Bay - Cheltenham - Jan 09 - Mark Cranham

Calgary Bay could carry top-weight in the Jewson Handicap in March

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Connections to consider Jewson for Calgary Bay

CALGARY BAY could be given an entry in the Jewson Handicap at the Cheltenham Festival according to trainer Henrietta Knight.

Knight expressed concerns that neither the Arkle or the RSA Chase would suit Saturday's Grade 2 Dipper Novices' Chase winner, despite being as short as 10-1 for the Arkle with Coral.

"We were very chuffed with him, he's an eyecatching horse, he's huge and he really has got a taking stride and a terrific way of jumping," said Knight.

"AP (McCoy) was very pleased with him and said he was very athletic for a very big horse as they can be very clumsy, he's very quick through the air.

"I think two-mile-five is his distance which could make it difficult to find a race for him at the Festival.

"I know the owners would love to take him to Cheltenham but there doesn't seem to be a race for him.

"I don't know what the winner of the Jewson carried last year but after yesterday you'd think he'd have top weight.

"He is built to carry weight though, he'd carry me and Terry (Biddlecombe, husband) together," she told At The Races.

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