Quito set for return

  • Last Updated: February 24 2013, 13:59 GMT

Trainer Colm Murphy hopes Quito De La Roque will be back in full work this week after being ruled out of Saturday's Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse due to lameness.

Quito De La Roque: Options open

The nine-year-old, owned by the Gigginstown House Stud, was a late absentee from the Grade Two contest over three miles and a furlong.

The race was won by another Gigginstown horse Roi Du Mee that Quito De La Roque had beaten in the Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles last month.

"It doesn't seem serious and hopefully we'll have him back in action later in the week," said the County Wexford-based Murphy.

"I'm not sure where he will run next. I didn't look beyond the Bobbyjo.

"If he's back on the track later this week then we'll see what the owners want to do about him running at Cheltenham.

"He's in the Grand National and we have options everywhere."


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