Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Wary Martin won't rush Warrior

Bog Warrior

Bog Warrior could try to get his campaign back on track in about a month's time following his fall in the Grade One Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown.

The eight-year-old, owned by Gigginstown House Stud, was sent off the 4-5 favourite to supplement his victory in the Drinmore Chase at Fairyhouse three weeks earlier when he took a tumble at the fourth fence.

"He's grand, but we won't be in too much of a hurry with him. We'll tread slowly and take our time," said trainer Tony Martin.

"Hopefully maybe at the end of January, or the beginning of next month, we might find something for him.

"We'll see what there is and the trip doesn't seem to matter to him. We can run him over two, or even three miles plus.

"He's very adaptable and the trip wouldn't be a problem to him. He has the speed for two and stays plenty well enough for three.

"We'll just give him a bit of time to get over his fall the other day before we make any firm plans.

"We won't be going anywhere with him in the immediate future."

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