Henry De Bromhead's Minella Indo is looking to show his chasing ability as the dual Grade One winning hurdler looks to stake his claim in this new novice chasing sphere and set himself nicely for a crack at another black type race at the Cheltenham festival.
The six year old has raced seven times during his short career and has not finished outside the top three in his point to point and rules career to date.
Last season on his final two starts he really came to live landing the Grade One Albert Bartlett at the festival at a huge price of 50/1 but then backed that up at the Punchestown festival when landing another classy Grade One.
This horse has been said to be made for chasing and the yard are very excited to see how good he can be after making a positive start to life over the bigger obstacles when second behind star mare Laurina.
Three miles is his game and he is set to step back up in trip to get his optimal conditions when he heads to Navan this week.
(Credit At The Races) “Minella Indo will hopefully go to Navan on Saturday for a three-mile beginners chase,” said De Bromhead.
“I’ve been delighted with him since his run in Gowran.
“We were mad keen to run him in Leopardstown – but unfortunately we felt the ground was a bit too good, so we said we’d put it off until Navan.
“Leopardstown dries out so well, and everywhere else seems fine. I’m starting to fear it’ll be too heavy in Navan – but I’m never happy!”