Rainbow to return at Ascot
Published 10/02/2013 | 04:00
Finian's Rainbow is in line to make his protracted return to the track at Ascot next weekend.
Last season's Queen Mother Champion Chase winner has not been sighted since disappointing in the Amlin 1965 Chase at Ascot in November.
Nicky Henderson's inmate has since undergone a wind operation, and is set to contest the Betfair Ascot Chase after satisfying jockey Barry Geraghty in a piece of work at Seven Barrows yesterday.
Simonsig could possibly have a run in the Racing Plus Pendil Novices' Chase at Kempton on February 23 before his date at next month's Cheltenham Festival.
The odds-on favourite for the Arkle Trophy missed his prep run in the Game Spirit Chase at Newbury this weekend after producing a slightly below-par trachea wash.