Sean Doyle sets sights on Becher Chase glory for Crosshue Boy

Trainer hoping his charge will take to Aintree fences

  • Wednesday 28 November
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Sean Doyle is looking forward to sending Crosshue Boy across the Irish Sea for a tilt at the Becher Chase at Aintree on Sunday week.

The eight-year-old won three races in the space of 10 days in March, scoring at Leopardstown, Wexford and Down Royal.

He rounded off his campaign with a lucrative success at Ayr’s Scottish Grand National meeting in April and blew away any cobwebs with a comeback run over hurdles at Galway late last month.

Crosshue Boy is now set to tackle the famous Grand National fences for the first time on December 8.

Doyle said: “Crosshue Boy has improved plenty from his run in Galway.

“I was hoping to get one more run into him, but the ground was just a bit too quick over here, so we have decided to go straight to Aintree.

“I think he should stay well and I have no problem with stepping him up to three and a quarter miles.”

He added: “Robbie Power schooled him over the Aintree fences at the Curragh on Tuesday morning and he jumped very well.

“This will be the first time Crosshue Boy has run in this sort of grade over fences and we want to find out if he can step up to the mark.

“If he takes to the fences really well and finishes in the first half dozen, we will have to strongly consider returning for the Grand National.”

Sean Doyle sets sights on Becher Chase glory for Crosshue Boy
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