Flemenstar could tackle Sprinter Sacre at the Punchestown Festival

Last Updated: 19/03/13 10:39am

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Flemenstar: Could take on Sprinter Sacre

Flemenstar: Could take on Sprinter Sacre

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Trainer Peter Casey has indicated Flemenstar could tackle the mighty Sprinter Sacre at the Punchestown Festival if he emerges safely from his comeback at Aintree.

Ireland's ultra-popular eight-year-old is poised for a drop back in trip after his defeat to Sir Des Champs in the Hennessy at Leopardstown, after which he was scratched from Cheltenham with a lung infection.

"He's grand now, not a bother on him, and he's going to Liverpool for the Melling over two and a half," Casey told the Irish Times.

"And if all goes well there, he'll probably go to Punchestown for the two-mile race. The two-mile race was what we wanted to run in at Cheltenham."

That two-mile race is the next port of call for effortless Queen Mother Champion Chase winner Sprinter Sacre.

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