Fortria return for Star

Casey ace could have Gold Cup in mind

Last Updated: 22/10/12 1:02pm

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Exciting prospect Flemenstar is likely to kick off his campaign in the Fortria Chase at Navan on November 11.

Peter Casey's pride and joy enjoyed a superb novice campaign over fences, winning five of his six starts and signing off with a brilliant performance in the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse.

He is as short as 12/1 for this season's Cheltenham Gold Cup, but is set to come back in trip for his eagerly anticipated seasonal reappearance.

Casey said: "He came back to us a while ago and he looks super. He has strengthened up a lot and the plan is to start him off at Navan.

"He'll head to The Curragh tomorrow for a bit of work up the Old Vic (Gallop) and that should leave him right for Navan.

"We'll try and get a racecourse school into him somewhere beforehand. After that, I'd say that he'll go for something like the (John) Durkan Chase at Punchestown."

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