Last seasons Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy could start this seasons campaign off at Punchestown in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase as it looks a big potential comeback race for the eight year old.
Last season Pat Kelly's gelding was primed for a huge run in Cheltenham's feature contest of the year but throughout the season his stable star was only given one run in preparation which proved to be to the detriment of the horse.
He raced at Gowran in a hurdle contest and although winning nicely it became evident that with the horse not jumping a fence on his way up to the festival it put him at an disadvantage and ultimately was the reason why he never ran his race and saw him finishing eighth.
The season before the Phillip Reynolds owned horse was superb landing the RSA Chase at the festival by a huge distance and looking like a potential Gold Cup horse, but last season it was not to be.
The owner subsequently revealed his pride and joy was suffering from a back problem and had bone bruising but he is pleased to report Presenting Percy is in fine form once again ahead of a potential return to competitive action on December 8th.
(Credit At The Races) Reynolds said: “He’s in great shape and is working away. Pat (Kelly) is delighted with him and he’s entered in the John Durkan at Punchestown.
“We haven’t done much fast work with him yet, so I’m just hoping the wee injury he had at the end of last season doesn’t come back to haunt him. But it’s so far, so good.”