GBI RACING

Nick Gifford taking direct Festival route with Didtheyleaveuoutto

Didtheyleaveyououtto (green and gold silks) Nick Gifford has confirmed Didtheyleaveuoutto will head straight to the Weatherbys Champion Bumper without another run.
The JP McManus-owned five-year-old made a big impression when scoring on his racecourse debut at Lingfield in November and left several winners trailing in his wake when following up in a Listed contest at Ascot last month.
He is a best priced 8-1 for his Cheltenham Festival assignment and Gifford sees no reason to give his charge another run between now and March.
He told At The Races: " He's going to go straight to Cheltenham. Barry (Geraghty) said at the time (at Ascot) we didn't need to run him again because he's so professional.
"He's a good ground horse, so t here's no point dragging him through the mud at this time of year.
"We'll freshen him up and go straight there."

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