Trainer Jessica Harrington says Sizing John will run in the Bet With Tote At Punchestown Hurdle on New Year’s Eve.
The nine-year-old has not raced since December 2017 when he could only finish seventh in the Leopardstown Christmas Chase.
Before then however, he made a name for himself in the 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup, winning the flagship race by two-and-three-quarter lengths ahead of Minella Rocco.
He then won two races in a row at Punchestown and after a long time away from the track, he is set to get back into action on New Year's Eve.
After impressing in a post-racing workout at the County Kildare circuit over the weekend, Harrington says Sizing John will be given another run out on favoured soil.
"All is good. I was happy with the way he worked and Robert (Power) was very happy - and he's the most important person," said the Moone-based trainer.
"We didn't enter him in anything over Christmas. At the moment we're aiming towards the conditions hurdle at Punchestown on New Year's Eve, that's the plan."
Article Posted on Monday 9th December 2019 @ 15.48
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