Unbeaten Vroum Vroum Mag revved up for trip to Huntingdon

Vroum Vroum Mag could put her unbeaten six-race record for Willie Mullins on the line at Huntingdon on Sunday after she featured amongst 13 entries for the Betfred Peterborough Chase.

Unbeaten Vroum Vroum Mag revved up for trip to Huntingdon

The six-year-old impressed on her seasonal reappearance at Clonmel earlier this month, but has yet to test her powers against her male counterparts since joining Mullins.

She would likely face a thorough examination if making the trip across the Irish Sea, with last year’s winner Wishfull Thinking having been confirmed by Philip Hobbs.

Nicky Henderson’s Simonsig and Josses Hill both have this two-and-a-half-mile Grade Two as an alternative option to the Tingle Creek at Sandown on Saturday.

Paul Nicholls has entered Ptit Zig, runner-up to the Mullins-trained Vautour at Ascot recently, as well as Paddy Power Gold Cup third Sound Investment.

Mullins has a second possible runner in Gitane Du Berlais, who was a beaten odds-on favourite at Carlisle on Sunday.

Other contenders include Dynaste, Somersby — both of whom have other weekend entries — and Al Ferof, who could make his first appearance since joining Dan Skelton.

Meanwhile, a tilt at the Ladbrokes World Hurdle could be a possibility for Bobs Worth after a decent effort in defeat in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday.

Nicky Henderson’s 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero appeared a shadow of his former in three starts last season, but looked revitalised when beating stable companion Simonsig over hurdles at Aintree in early November.

But after finishing sixth in his quest to retain his Hennessy crown at Newbury on Saturday, part-owner Malcolm Kimmins admits a return to hurdling is under serious consideration for Bobs Worth.

He said: “We will consider bringing him back in a hurdle race, perhaps.

“He’s unbeaten over hurdles and we’ll sit down in a week or two before we make plans, but hurdling is definitely an option and I know it’s something Nicky is quite enthusiastic about.

“Hopefully it will eventually stop raining and we’ll get some nicer ground for him to run on again.

“I think we can probably say categorically he won’t be running in the Gold Cup again. He’s been there and done that and we’ll try and find him an alternative and more straightforward end to his career.

“He’s a 10-year-old now, so he’s in the twilight years, inevitably, but he seems to be enjoying himself again.

“As soon as he shows he’s not enjoying it, he’ll be retired gracefully.”

On his Hennessy run, Kimmins added: “I think we were all pretty happy with how he performed on what was awful ground on the day,” said Kimmins.

“There was some debate whether we should run, but we felt we had to run him with the way the weights were and he ran a good, sensible race and enjoyed himself enormously.”

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