Vinny set for hurdles
Published 14/02/2010 | 05:00
Cousin Vinny will revert to timber when he bids for a second triumph at the Cheltenham Festival next month.
The 2008 Champion Bumper hero has found life tough over fences this season, twice being beaten at odds-on and finishing fifth to Citizen Vic at Leopardstown.
"His fencing is too deliberate, so I'm going to call a halt to his chasing career for now," trainer Willie Mullins said. "The World Hurdle will be his March target."
Mullins' RSA Chase winner Cooldine is on course for a return to Cheltenham in the Gold Cup. "Cooldine should keep improving now in the run-up to Cheltenham," Mullins added.