Colin Tizzard admits Finian's Oscar will run at Punchestown after he won the opening race of the 2018 Aintree Festival.
The six-year-old produced a late surge to win the Big Buck's Celebration Manifesto Novices' Chase at Aintree.
Finian's Oscar made several jumping errors on his way round on Thursday but he eventually showed a real turn of foot to beat Rene's Girl and Cyrname.
After watching jockey Robbie Power steer his charge home, Tizzard admits Finian's Oscar will be on his way to Ireland before the end of the month.
He told reporters: "He was always just in touch. He raced lazily. Initially, I'd think Punchestown is next. I don't think we're finished this year as he hasn't raced much. If he comes out of this OK I'm sure he'll have that option.
"He's a strong stayer and he's maybe a Hennessy (Newbury) horse (next season). He's a lovely horse."
Article Posted on Thursday 12th April 2018 @ 14.59
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