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Saturday 25 October 2014

Meade sure Buntline will be jumping for joy

NOEL Meade is leaning towards sending the exciting Ned Buntline over hurdles this season.

The four-year-old finished second to Jessica Harrington's nice prospect Jezki in January but looked a different animal when coasting to victory at Naas earlier this month.

Meade could not contain his excitement about Ned Buntline after the race, and the sky really could be the limit for JP McManus' gelding.

"I would say that it's 80-20 that he goes jumping," said Meade.

"I just haven't had chance to speak to JP yet but that's the way I'm thinking at the moment.

"He's a very nice horse and he seems to jump well at home anyway."

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