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