Thyestes beckons again for Jadanli

  • Last Updated: January 11 2013, 11:37 GMT

Jadanli will attempt to go two places better than last year in the Goffs Thyestes Chase at Gowran on January 24.

Jadanli needs to jump better
Jadanli needs to jump better

Paul Gilligan's inmate finished third behind On His Own in the much-coveted three-mile handicap in 2012 and is to return to the County Kilkenny circuit for another go.

Jadanli was pulled up in the Coral Welsh National at Chepstow last Saturday, having travelled promisingly for much of the race.

Galway-based Gilligan said: "He has never had to race at that kind of speed before (in the Welsh National), and his jumping was not as fluent as it can be, but I thought he was going to be placed for a long way.

"He just got tired at the second-last and Alain (Cawley, jockey) did the right thing to pull him up.

"He's come out of it well, though, and we'll aim him now at the Thyestes at the end of the month.

"He was third in it last year and if he can run as well as he did at Chepstow for three miles, he'll finish in the money."

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