Frodon tops weights for International test
» FRODON heads the weights on 11st 12lb for the £130,000 G3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup on day two of The International at Cheltenham on December 15.
Paul Nicholls’ horse, who landed this race as a four-year-old in 2016, ran a gallant race under top-weight when going down by two lengths to Baron Alco in the G3 Betvictor Gold Cup at The November Meeting.
Baron Alco could become the fourth horse to win both the Betvictor Gold Cup and Caspian Caviar Gold Cup in the same season, after Pegwell Bay (1988), Senor El Betrutti (1997) and Exotic Dancer (2006).
Guitar Pete (Nicky Richards, 9st 13lb) and Frodon have the chance to emulate Poquelin, who is the only multiple winner of the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup thanks to back-to-back victories in 2009 and 2010.