Henry de Bromhead plotting Leopardstown raid with stable stars



HENRY DE BROMHEAD is concentrating on a number of of his secure stars, together with final season’s Queen Mom Champion Chase hero Particular Tiara, on the inaugural Dublin Racing Pageant at Leopardstown in February.

The stylish two-mile chaser made a good reappearance when ending third at Cheltenham in November however failed to finish for under the second time in his profession within the Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton earlier this week.

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Though De Bromhead had the choice of one other journey to Britain for the Clarence Home Chase at Ascot on January 20, he has determined to remain nearer to residence in a bid to return to profitable methods along with his soon-to-be eleven-year-old.


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The newly-formed two-mile-one furlong Grade Two Coral Dublin Chase at Leopardstown on February three is the meant goal.

De Bromhead informed Press Affiliation Sport: “I undoubtedly will not be doing that and coming for Clarence Home. There’s a chance I would run him Dublin Chase at Leopardstown in February.

“Hopefully he’ll go to the Queen Mom as he nonetheless appears nearly as good as ever.”

De Bromhead is optimistic twin Grade One winner Petit Mouchoir can be again for the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown.

The six-year-old grey has not been sighted since he sustained a joint injury shortly after making a flamboyant winning debut over fences at Punchestown in October.

The Gigginstown House Stud-owned gelding won both the Ryanair Hurdle and Irish Champion Hurdle last season, before finishing third in the Champion Hurdle on his final start of the campaign.

De Bromhead said: “Petit Mouchoir is good and he is hacking away at the moment.

“We are still aiming him towards the Irish Arkle on February 3.

 De Bromhead's Petit Mouchoir on course for Leopardstown return

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De Bromhead’s Petit Mouchoir on course for Leopardstown return

“We’ve certainly not forgotten about him and we are working away at home with him.

“We are very happy with where we are.”

The County Waterford-based trainer is planning a return to Leopardstown in February with Valseur Lido.

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The eight-year-old ran a fine race on Thursday when fifth to Road To Respect in the Leopardstown Christmas Chase on what was his first outing since finishing fourth in the same race to Outlander 12 months ago.

De Bromhead said: “He ran well. For his first run back of the year, I thought it was a nice run.

“He seems good and I’m happy with him. Hopefully we’ll see him back here for the new festival (Irish Gold Cup).”

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