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Sizing Europe team considers Christmas options

Keith Hamer

Published 03/12/2012 | 10:53

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Henry de Bromhead. Photo: Getty Images

HENRY De Bromhead is still keeping his options open as to what race to run Sizing Europe in over Christmas.

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The County Waterford trainer is convinced his dual Queen Mother Champion Chase hero stays a lot further than two miles these days and is considering races at various distances.



The 10-year-old holds entries in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day, the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase at Leopardstown on December 27 and the Lexus Chase there the following day.



The King George and the Lexus are over three miles while the Dial A Bet is over two miles and one furlong.



Sizing Europe has been in winning form already this season, chalking up victories over two and a half miles at Gowran Park and Clonmel.



"He's in super form. He was brilliant the other day and he's looking much more like a staying type of horse this year," De Bromhead told At The Races.



"We haven't decided yet. We have three options - the King George, the Lexus and the Dial-A-Bet Chase at Leopardstown.



"I think he has already proved he gets further. He was second to Kauto Star and he was all-out on very heavy ground last year at Down Royal.



"I don't know how anybody can make a case that he is not a three-mile horse."



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