Newbury option for Gilgamboa

  • Last Updated: January 27 2014, 17:11 GMT

Enda Bolger insists connections are in no rush to decide whether to let Saturday's Boylesports.com Hurdle winner Gilgamboa bid for another major prize in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on February 8.

Gilgamboa: Could head to Newbury
Gilgamboa: Could head to Newbury

The JP McManus-owned six-year-old was among the leading contenders for Saturday's valuable handicap following a narrow triumph at Punchestown on New Year's Eve and ran out an impressive winner in the hands of Mark Walsh.

With the Betfair Hurdle coming up only a fortnight later, Bolger is keen to see how his lightly-raced charge recovers before committing to any targets.

The trainer said: "He has come out of the race in good nick and we won't be making any decision with him (in regards to Newbury) until the end of the week.

"He is in good form after Leopardstown but there will be no decision made for another week."

Bolger also declared his satisfaction with the performance of Quantitativeeasing in a point-to-point in Nenagh, County Tipperary on Sunday.

The nine-year-old finished third in a race won by Burren River, with former Lexus Chase winner Pandorama splitting the pair in second.

Bolger said: "We were pleased with him. He hadn't raced since the Kerry National so he had his first run back and it will do him the world of good.

"He might now go for the Hunters Chase at Leopardstown (the Raymond Smith Memorial Hunters Chase on February 9)."


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