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Falcon takes flight in top company

Fearless Falcon is set to bid for Grade One glory in the Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown on February 6.

Trainer Adrian McGuinness is keen to give the four-year-old a chance at the highest level following his placed efforts in Grade Two and Three company at Leopardstown and Punchestown respectively.

"He was gelded in the summer and he's just improved with every run. We probably gave him one race too much but I had to take him to Punchestown because of the prize-money and everything," said the County Dublin handler.

"He's a good honest horse and jumps well. I think he's good enough to win a Graded race somewhere along the line. He keeps galloping and he's very genuine.

"He'll run in the Grade One at Leopardstown in a couple of weeks and after that we'll make a decision. We might make an entry for Cheltenham, but we might wait for Aintree or Punchestown.

"I think the Fred Winter at Cheltenham is out of the window now after the mark he's going to get. I'll wait to see what the handicapper is going to give him.

"He's been one of the most consistent four-year-olds in Ireland over his last three or four runs."


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