Freedom bypasses Dundalk run
Jessica Harrington has decided against running Steps To Freedom at Dundalk on Friday and he will now head straight to the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham.
The six-year-old completed a hat-trick of victories over timber at Prestbury Park in November and sits towards the head of the market for the Festival curtain-raiser.
Harrington had suggested her charge would make an appearance on the all-weather this week, but said: "Everything is fine and we've just decided that we'll go straight to Cheltenham. We just thought about it and thought we'd go straight there."