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Thursday 24 April 2014

King George target for Sizing Europe

Sizing Europe could head to the King George at Kempton after waltzing to victory in the Clonmel Oil Chase.

Henry de Bromhead's multiple Grade One winner was sent off at 1/7 in the Grade Two contest against four rivals and he never looked in any serious bother.

Andrew Lynch sent his mount to the front halfway down the back straight and put 15 lengths between himself and his pursuers in no time to cross the line well clear of Magnanimity.

"I know he is a way better horse on better ground and I don't want to see him in a slog," said De Bromhead. "His next run is ground dependent, but he'll have three entries at Christmas – the King George, the Lexus and the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet.

The Willie Mullins-trained Tarla made a fine fencing debut in the TA Morris Memorial Mares Chase. In receipt of weight from all her rivals, Ruby Walsh decided not to hang about on the 11/8 favourite and she jumped like an old hand to beat Our Girl Salley by eight lengths without coming off the bridle.

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