Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

In Brief

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

In Brief

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DUAL Queen Mother Champion Chase hero Moscow Flyer could be sent for another racecourse gallop in the build-up to Cheltenham after pleasing connections at Punchestown yesterday.

Barry Geraghty rode Moscow Flyer in a two horse workout and trainer Jessica Harrington said: "There is a good possibility that he will go to Leopardstown on the first Sunday in March for a gallop with a few other Cheltenham-bound horses and we might send him over a few fences somewhere. You need to be 110 per cent going to Cheltenham and this was another step in that direction."

Moscow Flyer, who is a best-priced 3-1 for the Champion Chase, completed a circuit of the track and Geraghty said of the 12-year-old: "He gave me a good feel and was really tanking for the first mile or so. He was more like the real Moscow. He was bouncing."

ED DUNLOP will send Ouija Board to Kempton a week tomorrow for a key gallop before the multiple Group 1-winning mare jets off to tackle the Dubai Sheema Challenge.

Kempton have staged private trials, which have brought rave reviews, over the last two days on their new [pounds sterling]18. …

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