Sunday 18 March 2018

Quick Jack gets feather weight

Tony Martin
Tony Martin
Richard Forristal

Richard Forristal

TONY MARTIN'S recent facile Cheltenham winner Quick Jack has been made a clear 5/1 favourite by the sponsors for the Hurdle after he was allotted just 9st 6lb for the Leopardstown two-miler,

If the top-weight Captain Cee Bee comes out, the weights would go up 3lb, but Martin said a decision could be made next week on his five-year-old's participation.

Charles Byrnes suggested that the prolific Sea Light (10/1) is an intended runner off the same rating, though he added he "would be concerned about heavy ground for him".

John Ryan, meanwhile, has revealed that Foildubh will miss Sunday's Dan Moore Memorial Chase at Fairyhouse after picking up a nasty cut during his defeat to Un De Sceaux at Navan last Sunday.

Irish Independent

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