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Byrnes duo on Cheltenham trail

Charles Byrnes is likely to bring Fists Of Fury and Sea Of Thunder to Cheltenham on Saturday to accompany his International runner Pittoni.

Recent Wetherby beginners' chase winner Fists Of Fury could take on the likes of Mossley, Join Together and Champion Court in the Ryman The Stationer Novices' Chase.

Stable companion Sea Of Thunder, who finished second in an extended two-mile novices' hurdle on the same Wetherby card on November 23, may also line up in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.

"Fists Of Fury and Sea Of Thunder are likely to head to Cheltenham," said County Limerick-based Byrnes.

"Fists Of Fury won well at Wetherby, although I am not sure what sort of race it was in terms of the opposition.

"He will appreciate the better ground and will get the trip well.

"It looks like a very hot novice chase and he probably has a small bit to find on one or two of the others, but I think that he will run a decent enough race.

"Sea Of Thunder probably has a good bit to find but I think that he should stay the three miles.

"We have also entered him in at Hereford the following day and we might keep him for that if the Cheltenham race looks too strong for him."


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