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Rubi set to light up Gowran

Robbie Hennessy has decided to skip the Irish Hennessy with Rubi Light and instead will aim for back-to-back wins in the Red Mills Chase at Gowran next month.

Stepped up to three miles for the first time in the Lexus Chase, the seven-year-old beat all bar impressive winner Synchronised.

Having finished third in the Ryanair at Cheltenham last season, Hennessy fancies another crack at that race before stepping his pride and joy up in trip again.

"The plan is to go for the Red Mills at Gowran, a race he won last year, and then go to the Ryanair," said Hennessy.

"We will leave three miles for the rest of the season. He's only young and we don't want to put the gun to his head too soon.

"It would be great if there was a bit of juice in the ground at Cheltenham this time.

"He ran well in the Ryanair last year, but the first thing Andrew (Lynch) said getting off him was that he'd have won if it had been a bit softer."

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