Williams Coole on Cody plans after Cheltenham success

Evan Williams says there are no firm plans for the rest of the campaign for Saturday's gutsy Racing Post Gold Cup winner Coole Cody.

Reflecting on the weekend's events, the Glamorgan-based handler was still beaming after the success of Coole Cody in the two-and-a-half-mile event, but Williams reiterated that plans are on hold for the 10-year-old.

"It was a lovely weekend," said Williams, whose charge turned the tables on last month's Paddy Power Gold Cup winner Midnight Shadow with an exhilarating display of fencing at Prestbury Park. 

"There is no plan for him at all. We were just delighted that he has managed to win a major prize again."

"It is a race with a lot of history, so it was a nice race to win.

"There is nothing on the horizon for him, though. We will just see how the horse comes out of the race and worry about everything else from there. He seems fine and has taken it well."

Looking ahead to the weekend, Williams is anticipating a dual-pronged attack in the Virgin Bet Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase, one of the feature races on an exciting seven-race Haydock Park card.

Both Fado Des Brosses and No Rematch are expected to make their belated seasonal debuts at the Merseyside track.

Williams said: "Even though he has an entry in the Welsh National, I'd like to go to the Tommy Whittle on Saturday with Fado Des Brosses. I have got two in that with No Rematch."

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