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Monday 11 December 2017

Maguire not sure Two Rockers is up to Prestbury Park standard

In his second career, Maguire has carved out a successful training business and gained a reputation as a fine producer of top-class horses. Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
In his second career, Maguire has carved out a successful training business and gained a reputation as a fine producer of top-class horses. Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

Adrian Maguire is undecided as to whether to let Two Rockers make his Irish Rules debut in Sunday's Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne Hurdle at Navan.

The eight-year-old achieved a rating in the 140s over hurdles when trained by Alan King, but disappointed in Britain last season and joined Maguire late in 2014.

He has made a fine start for his new trainer in the point-to-point sphere, winning three of his four starts, and is as short as 8-1 for the Foxhunter Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Maguire has warned, however, his charge is far from certain to head to Prestbury Park next month. "We're just sitting tight and we'll see what's likely to turn up in the Navan race before we make a decision," Maguire said. er).

"I have another horse for the Cheltenham race."

The horse in question is Seventh Sign, who like Two Rockers is owned by Masterson Holdings.

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