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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Bolger happy with ground

Enda Bolger is responsible for five of the 16 runners as he seeks to continue his dominance of today's Glenfarclas Handicap Chase.

The Limerick trainer has won four of the five runnings of the cross-country event and both Garde Champetre, successful the last two seasons, and 2007 winner Heads Onthe Ground are among his and owner JP McManus' quintet.

Garde Champetre is a five-time winner over the unique circuit and led a one-two-three for connections last year when beating L'Ami and Drombeag. Freneys Well completes the team.

"They are all in good nick. They travelled over grand, we're delighted with them and the ground will suit us," said Bolger.

Fellow Irish trainer Henry de Bromhead hopes to break Bolger's monopoly with Sizing Australia, which has finished second and third behind Garde Champetre over the course and distance twice this season. "Enda's got a real stranglehold on the race so we'll try to do our best and see how we get on," he said.

Irish Independent

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