Nolan keeps faith in Logic

  • Last Updated: February 25 2013, 14:36 GMT

Paul Nolan is still keen to run Defy Logic at the big spring festivals despite his defeat at Naas on Sunday.

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Fairyhouse, Punchestown and possibly Cheltenham remain on the agenda for the six-year-old.

The County Wexford trainer has lost none of his faith in the JP McManus-owned gelding after he was beaten by the highly-promising Annie Power in the Novice Hurdle.

A decision on whether Defy Logic takes up his one entry at Cheltenham, in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle, has yet to be decided.

"He's 100%. We were disappointed to be beaten, but he's come up against something probably special," said Nolan.

"I still think we have a very nice horse on our hands and we are looking forward to putting him over a fence later on.

"We haven't spoken about Cheltenham yet, so I don't really know. We just want to get him to settle a bit better and get him to drop his head a bit.

"We will be looking at Fairyhouse and Punchestown if he doesn't go to Cheltenham. We will wait a couple of days to see what we do."

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