Loosen on Cheltenham trail

Plenty of options open for promising chaser

Last Updated: 07/10/11 3:35pm

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Loosen My Load will continue to his build-up to a potential crack at the Paddy Power Gold Cup when he runs at Limerick on Sunday.

Henry de Bromhead's seven-year-old mixed it at the highest level during his novice campaign over fences and there was plenty to like about his recent comeback victory at Navan.

He now steps up in grade for the PricewaterhouseCoopers Chase at the weekend.

"He's in good form and the conditions suit him, so hopefully he'll run well," said the County Waterford-based handler.

"He was great in Navan the last day and hopefully he'll have come on for the run. We'll give him another spin and try and get him a bit more experience into him. Then we'll see where we go.

Irish option

"There's a Grade Two in Down Royal which could be a possibility and there's a two-mile conditions chase at Cheltenham at the November meeting.

"The Paddy Power (Gold Cup) might be another one in the loop. It's all open to him at the moment."

Taking him on this weekend is the Evan Williams-trained West With The Wind, Imperial Shabra and Just Friends, the mount of Ruby Walsh.

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