Belfast Telegraph

Friday 22 August 2014

Fortria comeback for Flemenstar

Flemenstar

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 the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but is set to come back in trip for his 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 (on Tuesday) for a bit of work up the Old Vic (Gallop) and that should leave him right for Navan."

The trainer added: "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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