Sunday 21 January 2018

Flemenstar hoping to continue good run of form at Punchestown Festival


Flemenstar will head to the Punchestown Festival after pleasing connections on his return to action at Navan on Saturday.

The three-time Grade One-winning chaser made his first start since November 2013 in last weekend's Webster Cup and travelled and jumped with plenty of his old zest before faltering in the home straight, passing the post in sixth place.

Owner Stephen Curran expects his 10-year-old to improve considerably for the run and is looking forward to seeing him in action at Punchestown.

Curran said: "We were very happy with him. He jumped brilliant and travelled well and he just got very tired.

"He'd been off the track for 16 months, so I don't think you could fault him really.

"He's come home safe and sound and seems in great order.

"We'll go on to Punchestown now. I don't know which race he'll run in. It will either be two miles or three miles."

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