Last will return in Kinloch Brae
PHILIP Fenton's dual Grade One-winning and unbeaten novice chaser Last Installment is set to make his comeback from injury in the Grade Two Kinloch Brae at Thurles next Thursday, a race that could feature representation from Nicky Henderson.
Fenton's Gold Cup entry was four from four over fences after winning the Grade One Dr PJ Moriarty at Leopardstown in February 2012 but injury has kept him sidelined since then.
Fenton (pictured) said: "It's a bit too early to talk about Cheltenham but he will have his first run back in the Kinloch Brae. He has been pleasing us in his work so far and everything has gone satisfactory with him, but I'm sure he will improve for his first run as we haven't pushed him at home."
The Thurles feature has attracted a strong field of 17 entries including Arvika Ligeonniere, Quito De La Roque, Roi Du Mee and Twinlight, while the surprise entry was Henderson's Ma Filleule a winner at Kempton last time out.
Henderson has also included Une Artiste in the Grade Two Coolmore NH Sires Mares Novice Chase and it will be interesting to see if the champion trainer will bid to follow up Bobs Worth's success at Leopardstown last month.