Trainer Henry de Bromhead has revealed the ground conditions at next weekend's Leopardstown trip are a slight worry to him.
De Bromhead's charge Honeysuckle, who will go for either the OLBG Mares' Hurdle or Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival, is all set to run in next weekend's PCI Irish Champion Hurdle as the brilliant mare aims to extend her unbeaten record under Rules.
The six-year-old's latest victory came in the Grade 1 Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse in December, where she finished a comfortable nine lengths clear of Willie Mullins' Bacardys.
Honeysuckle will be dropping down to two miles for the Leopardstown meeting but De Bromhead is keeping his fingers crossed the current ground conditions don't change as this could force a change in plans.
Asked if he would be concerned about a drying surface for any of his horses next weekend, he added: "You'd have to be worried about ground, because it seems to be changing. We'll keep an eye on all of that and see.
"We'll see how we get on, and then we'll digest the rest of the season. We'll try and get to next Saturday first, and see from there."
Article Posted on Sunday 26th January 2020 @ 14.38
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