Leading jockey Barry Geraghty believes that Bobs Worth could still be the real deal, despite his defeat to Grand Crus in the Feltham Novices’ Chase at Kempton.
Nicky Henderson’s seven-year-old was beaten by five and a quarter lengths behind Grand Crus on Boxing Day and despite finishing third, Geraghty still has plenty of faith in the 2011 Cheltenham Festival hero.
Bobs Worth is now second favourite for the RSA Chase in March and connections of the superstar will be hoping that a winder operation could see him finish closer to David Pipe’s ultra-talented grey.
Jockey Barry Geraghty still retains plenty of faith in Bobs Worth, despite his defeat at the hands of Grands Crus in the Feltham Novices' Chase at Kempton.
"He's had a little wind operation and I'm sure he'll have another run before Cheltenham, but where exactly I'm not sure," Geraghty explained.
"I thought he did well to run as well as he did at Kempton. He just wasn't 100%. I suppose with it being a quicker track he was under pressure a little bit early.
"Grands Crus is a very good horse, definitely. He's a high-class horse and was a high-class hurdler - I wouldn't underestimate him - but I'd like to think there's better to come from Bobs Worth."