Moore to take time with Talbot

  • Last Updated: January 13 2013, 11:25 GMT

Arthur Moore is in no rush to commit Talbot Road to any specific targets following his impressive maiden hurdle victory at Leopardstown over Christmas.

Talbot Road: Won't be heading to Cheltenham
Talbot Road: Won't be heading to Cheltenham

The point-to-point winner travelled strongly and battled gamely to win what looked a warm race at the Dublin track, with Moore describing the five-year-old in the winner's enclosure as "our big hope for the future".

Despite the high regard in which the gelding is held, Moore sees his charge as more of a chaser and he is unlikely to be thrown in at the deep end at this stage of his career.

"He's in good form. He's just been taking it easy for a couple of weeks but hopefully he'll be back in February," said the trainer.

"I'm not sure where we'll go with him. I'd like to run him in a winners-of-one race somewhere, but I'm not sure there are any.

"We'll give him a couple of entries and see. He might have to run in a handicap.

"He won't be entered for Cheltenham."

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