Waaheb on fact-finding mission

  • Last Updated: February 26 2013, 13:32 GMT

Dermot Weld insists he is taking things "one day at a time" with Waaheb who runs in the Visit fairyhouse.ie For Special Offers Hurdle on Wednesday.

Dermot Weld: In no rush to make plans for Waaheb

A smart bumper performer last season, the JP McManus-owned gelding looked like taking high rank among the novices earlier in the campaign.

Everything went well on his debut at Fairyhouse, and although beaten by Jezki in the Grade One Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown he may have been closer but for a bad mistake at the second-last.

He took an early fall in the Deloitte Novice Hurdle last time out, however, and Weld says his next outing is all about building his confidence back up.

"He's a nice horse, he's very talented," said Weld.

"The reason for running him tomorrow is all about building his confidence back up. He took a pretty nasty fall the last day.

"Let's just see how he gets on before we make any plans.

"He's still in the Supreme and Neptune, but we'll just take it one day at a time with him.

"He might be one for Fairyhouse and Punchestown."

Tony McCoy is back on Waaheb for the first time since his clash with Jezki and taking him on are Art Of Logistics, Willie Mullins' Midnight Oil, Becauseicouldntsee and Famous Last Words.


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