Henry de Bromhead says he is expecting plenty of improvement from Petit Mouchoir ahead of Cheltenham's Racing Post Arkle Trophy.
Petit Mouchoir finished in second place behind Footpad in the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at the Dublin Racing Festival and the pair are set to go head-to-head once again in the Cotswolds next month.
De Bromhead believes there is still much more to come from his charge ahead of the Festival but is uncertain whether or not it will be enough to overcome Willie Mullins' Footpad.
He told At The Races: "I think he'll come on a lot for the run. He obviously had the setback after his first run this season, we got him to Leopardstown but I think he'll improve plenty for it.
"Whether he'll improve enough to beat Footpad, who was hugely impressive on the day and has been all season, I don't know. But I think we should definitely come on for the run."
Article Posted on Tuesday 13th February 2018 @ 11.12
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