De Bromhead: Petit Mouchoir on upward curve
Henry de Bromhead expects Petit Mouchoir to "improve plenty" after his recent comeback, in which he finished second to Footpad at Leopardstown.
But the County Waterford-based handler admits only time will tell if that will be enough to turn the tables on his Willie Mullins-trained rival in the Racing Post Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham next month.
De Bromhead said: "I think he'll come on a lot for the run. He obviously had the setback after his first run this season, we got him to Leopardstown but I think that he'll improve plenty for it.
"Whether he'll improve enough to beat Footpad, who was hugely impressive on the day and has been all season, I don't know. But I think we should definitely come on for the run."