Byrnes duo Cheltenham bound

Fists Of Fury to take on strong field

Last Updated: 06/12/11 4:59pm

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Charles Byrnes will be bringing exciting novices Fists Of Fury and Sea Of Thunder over to Cheltenham this weekend.

Wetherby beginners' chase victor Fists Of Fury could take on Mossley, Join Together and Champion Court in the Ryman The Stationer Novices' Chase over an extended three miles and a furlong on Saturday.

Stable companion Sea Of Thunder, who finished second in an extended two-mile novices' hurdle on the same Wetherby card on November 23, may also line up at Cheltenham on Saturday in the three-mile Grade Two Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.

Byrnes said: "Fists Of Fury and Sea Of Thunder are also likely to head to Cheltenham. Fists Of Fury won well at Wetherby although I am not sure what sort of race it was in terms of the opposition. He will appreciate the better ground and will get the trip well.

"It looks like a very hot novice chase and he probably has a small bit to find on one or two of the others but I think that he will run a decent enough race.

"Sea Of Thunder probably has a good bit to find but I think that he should stay the three miles. We have also entered him in at Hereford the following day and we might keep him for that if the Cheltenham race looks too strong for him."

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