Flemenstar could tackle Sprinter Sacre at the Punchestown Festival
Last Updated: 19/03/13 10:39am
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.