La Bague Au Roi Set For Dublin Racing Festival

The unbeaten over fences mare, La Bague Au Roi will look to put her seasonal record on the line as trainer Warren Greatrex eyes up the the Dublin Racing Festival for her next run.

Greatrex is a trainer in superb form with another winner on Tuesday taking his tally now to 10 winners from his last 25 runs and he will be looking to keep the momentum up going into February 3rd at Leopardstown where his eight year old will entered into the Grade 1 Flogas Novices' Chase.

La Bague Au Roi will be looking to make it four from four over fences after landing the spoils in the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices Chase at Kempton over the Christmas period.

(Credit Racing Post) The trainer said: "The Flogas is the plan for her and it's another chance for a Grade 1.

"I think Leopardstown will suit her very well, as a back-up we will enter her in the Scilly Isles (Sandown, February 2) but that will only be in case of travelling issues. She seems to be, physically, the finished article but I still think there is better to come.

"It's been great. The horses have been healthy all season, everyone has been working very hard in the yard and it is great to see that rewarded.

"We had four doubles last week, they are in great nick and it is a great time to be hitting form. Hopefully it can continue for the next few months."

The mare is a best priced 2/1 second favourite behind the Gordon Elliot trained Delta Work for her Irish assignment. The French bred eight year old is a best priced 10/1 to land the JLT Novices Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

(Credit Racing Post) Greatrex said: "She will have entries in the JLT and the RSA, the JLT is the preference. We will get Ireland out of the way first, I have always said Cheltenham is not her track but things can change.

"I think the owners would love to have a go at Cheltenham, but we will make a plan after Ireland. At this stage I think she's more likely to go to Aintree, but nothing is decided."