Monday 22 January 2018

Pique Sous ready for Flat return

Pique Sous is set to make a return at either Cork tomorrow or the Curragh on Saturday. Photo: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE
Pique Sous is set to make a return at either Cork tomorrow or the Curragh on Saturday. Photo: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

Press Association

Talented dual-purpose performer Pique Sous is set for an imminent return to action after coming close to death when suffering a bout of colic last year.

The Willie Mullins-trained nine-year-old became a flagship horse for the Supreme Racing Club by winning three bumpers and finishing third in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham and he is also a Grade Two winner over hurdles.

He was last seen running away with a valuable Leopardstown handicap on the Flat last September, but just days later was taken ill and his life hung in the balance.

Thankfully, the grey has made a full recovery and is pencilled in to make his comeback at either Cork tomorrow or the Curragh on Sunday.

Supreme Horse Racing's manager, Steve Massey, said: "We're keeping our options open, but I think he will probably run somewhere this week, as long as the ground doesn't go really heavy.

"The Cork race is a mile and a quarter and the race at the Curragh is a mile and a half. We don't really know what trip he'll want on the Flat at this stage. I think we'll all be delighted to see him back on the racecourse after the illness he suffered last year. He's a horse we love to bits."

Press Association

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