Cheltenham Festival 'a possibility' for versatile Wicklow Brave

Thu 5 Jan 2017

Connections of Wicklow Brave have not ruled out sending Willie Mullins'dual-purpose performer back over hurdles.

The 2015 County Hurdle winner provided Mullins with a first Classic success on the Flat when winning the Irish St Leger at the Curragh in September.

However, he disappointed when a leading contender for the Melbourne Cup and could now even head back to the Cheltenham Festival in March.

Owner Nick Peacock said: "He is absolutely fine and I'm not sure what we're going to do with him yet.

"It's a possibility he may turn up at Cheltenham. I f he doesn't go there I suppose we could look at the Yorkshire Cup or something like that.

"I think he's been entered for the race in Dubai (Gold Cup), but I'm not sure about that.

"The ground is very fast at Meydan and I think Wicklow prefers a bit of cut."

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