Monday 18 December 2017

Trix seeking Lexus Money

Nicky Richards. Photo: PA
Nicky Richards. Photo: PA

Nicky Richards is eyeing a dual raid on Leopardstown at Christmas with Money Trix and Skippers Brig.

Money Trix was narrowly denied in the Lexus Chase last season and his early campaign will be built around that race again.

Skippers Brig has not been seen since finishing third in the Boylesports Gold Cup and will be aimed at the valuable Paddy Power Chase won last year by Oscar Time.

"Money Trix will probably go to Kelso in early December and then he'll head off for the Lexus and do the same sort of job again," said Richards.

"He picked up decent money and won two nice races over here before he went to Ireland so he didn't have a bad year.

"Skippers Brig might only have one run before he goes to Ireland as well.

"He'll go for the big Paddy Power handicap at the Lexus meeting. He wants soft ground so that might be the plan for him."

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