Friday 19 January 2018

Charm pursues Fairyhouse riches

Cheltenham Festival winner What A Charm ridden by Paul Townend. Photo: Getty Images
Cheltenham Festival winner What A Charm ridden by Paul Townend. Photo: Getty Images

Arthur Moore's Cheltenham Festival winner What A Charm is set to next run in the www.thetote.com Handicap Hurdle at the Fairyhouse Easter meeting on April 26.

The four-year-old was involved in one of the best finishes of the week in the Cotswolds, coming out on top by a neck from Kumbeshwar in the Fred Winter to give rider Paul Townend a first Cheltenham success.

The form has quickly worked out with the Alan King-trained Kumbeshwar giving Triumph Hurdle hero Zarkandar a race at Aintree last week.

Moore said: "The plan is to go for the big handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse. Hopefully she will get in as there will be a maximum field of only 16 runners.

"We will try to do Punchestown as well.

"She doesn't have a mark yet in Ireland, and maybe that run by Kumbeshwar at Aintree was a form boost we could have done without.

"We will have to see what the handicapper does."



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