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Fahey outlines National plan for Peregrine Run

Tue 17th Dec 2019, 09:13

Peregrine Run
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Peter Fahey is considering a tilt at the Aintree Grand National for Peregrine Run.

Since winning a bumper at Killarney in August 2015, the son of King's Theatre has won six times over hurdles and nine steeplechases.

He rattled off a five-timer between May and July this year including at Grade 3 level in the Seamus Weldon John Deere An Riocht Steeplechase also in Killarney.

His bid for a six-timer ended with a close fourth in thetote.com Galway Plate in July.

The nine-year-old is a confirmed good ground horse and plans are already under way for a Grand National attempt.

Fahey said: “We are thinking of something in Aintree for Peregrine Run and maybe the Grand National if things go right but we would have to be sure of nice ground.

“The way the weather is at the moment we will be in no rush starting him back. Aintree is an easy track and takes the rain fairly well.

“The owner is looking forward to it if it works out and it’s not often that you have one good enough to aim at the race.

“The only time he fell was there last year in the Topham. He jumped away well for Barry (Geraghty) and just made a simple mistake. He took his eye off after a horse fell in front of him. His jumping wouldn’t bother me but the ground would have to be nice for him to get the trip.

“He’s schooled over the National fences at the Curragh and Barry even came down to school him for us.”

Peregrine Run has earned almost €300,000 in his 40 races under rules.