Cyclone To Drop In Trip

Mon 31st Dec 2012, 12:32

Hidden Cyclone
©Healy Racing Photos
Hidden Cyclone is set to drop down in trip after trailing home last of those that finished in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown.

The Shark Hanlon-trained gelding was making his first start over three miles in the Christmas feature event.

Hanlon said: "He has come out of the race well, he was just way too free.

"He was half running away with Andrew (McNamara) going down to the start.

"The plan was to settle him fourth or fifth but he couldn't do that as he was too free and he has unsurprisingly got very tired.

"In lesser company you can get away with it, but over three miles, in that ground and at that level, it's going to find you out.

"We'll come back to two and a half (miles) with him now.

"There is a race in Thurles, a race back at Leopardstown and the Red Mills Chase at Gowran.

"We'll stick to two and a half with him for now, until we can get him settled.

"He could go for the Ryanair Chase in Cheltenham, or, if we can get him to settle, we could still think about the Gold Cup."

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