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Glynn mulling Power plans

Noel Glynn is weighing up the options for Becauseicouldntsee following his satisfactory return to action over hurdles last month.

Last season's National Hunt Chase runner-up managed a fair fourth over the smaller obstacles at Thurles and is entered in the Coral Welsh National at Chepstow, but he is also the 12-1 joint favourite with the sponsor for the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown.

However, Glynn's decision could be determined by stablemate Gonebeyondrecall who is also in the frame for the Paddy Power but could run in the Vote AP Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday.

The Co Clare trainer said: "We're debating which road to go with Becauseicouldntsee as he is entered in the Paddy Power Chase and the Welsh National.

"If Gonebeyondrecall runs at the weekend, when he'll need good ground (currently good, good to soft in places at Cheltenham), he won't run in the Paddy Power as he needs a month between his races.

"So if Gonebeyondrecall doesn't make the Paddy Power, Becauseicouldntsee is more likely to stay in Ireland and will definitely run in it.

"I was very happy with Becauseicouldntsee at Thurles as he hadn't run since March and badly needed the run. Everything has gone right from that day and he has not been held up. He's worked every day and not missed anything.

"Unlike the other fella, he doesn't have to have good ground - he goes on any ground. As far as the trip goes, I'd rather that it was three and a half miles, but it's a big pot and I wouldn't be afraid of the distance.

"He had the speed to win a bumper and he stayed well over four miles - there's no reason why the three miles is not fine. I see that Paddy Power has him as favourite with Jack The Bus and the last time that we met him, my fellow beat him (in a Fairyhouse novice chase) by over 30 lengths."

A total of 61 horses are still entered in the Leopardstown feature with Jonjo O'Neill's Born Again and In The Zone amongst the contenders.


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