Sire on track for Sprinter showdown

  • Last Updated: December 21 2013, 17:06 GMT

Sire De Grugy is on a collision course with Sprinter Sacre in the williamhill.com Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton next Friday - as long as the ground is suitable.

Sire De Grugy: On course for clash with Sprinter Sacre
Sire De Grugy: On course for clash with Sprinter Sacre

Although trainer Gary Moore had been reluctant to throw the Tingle Creek winner into the ring with the superstar of jumps racing, the prize-money fund for the race has now gone up to £80,000.

Moore said: "As long as it is soft or heavy and he scopes OK, he'll run."

Sire De Grugy and Sprinter Sacre feature amongst 13 possible confirmations for the Grade Two over two miles.


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