Curragh workout in store for Sizing John

2017 Gold Cup winner poised for Christmas return

  • Monday 10 December
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Sizing John is set for a workout at the Curragh ahead of returning to action at Leopardstown for the first time in a year.

Trainer Jessica Harrington wants to give the 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero an away day before his comeback in either the Paddy’s Rewards Club ‘Sugar Daddy’ Chase over two miles and a furlong or the three-mile Savills Chase.

It was in the latter race a year ago that Sizing John put in a below-par performance when sent off the 9-10 favourite, and he was unable to defend his Cheltenham crown in March due to a fractured pelvis.

Harrington reports the eight-year-old to be on course for a Christmas return.

“He’s in good form. He’s going to work tomorrow,” said the County Kildare handler on Monday afternoon.

“He was going to work today, but the ground was too quick at Punchestown.

“He’s going to do a bit at the Curragh just to get him away from home.”

On Christmas plans, she added: “He’s in both races. We’ll see how he is and what the ground is like.”

Curragh workout in store for Sizing John
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