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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.

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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.

Irish Independent

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