Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase
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Grade 1, Leopardstown
€100,000
5yo plus,
2m 1f, Class 1
Saturday 27th December 2014

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Mick Winters is keen to give Rebel Fitz one more run before a potentially mouthwatering Christmas clash with Sizing Europe at Leopardstown.

Rebel Fitz
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Rebel Fitz

After making a successful return from injury on the Flat at Listowel last month, the Grade One-winning nine-year-old returned to jumping action in the Istabraq Hurdle at Tipperary and again showed his class with a dominant display.

Winters is already eyeing a tilt at the Dial-A-Bet Chase at Leopardstown's Christmas Festival, where he could meet chasing royalty Sizing Europe, who was victorious in the PWC Champion Chase at Gowran Park, on October 4, for a fourth successive year.

The County Cork handler said: "He's in good form. He's out in the paddock, he seems very relaxed and we'll give it a few weeks before we make a plan for him.

"It was the ideal race for him the other day and he did it well, so we'll probably find something else for him in five or six weeks.

"I'm not sure where we'll go, but we'll maybe try to avoid the big boys and then, hopefully, he might go to Leopardstown at Christmas to take on Sizing Europe.

Sizing Europe
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Sizing Europe

"I think that would be something to look forward to. Both horses are well supported and there'd be a good bit of banter leading up to the race.

"Sizing Europe is the higher rated horse of the two, but we have a bit of age on our side, so it would be a good race to watch."

Mathematician Betting

Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase 2013
€100,000, 5yo plus, 2m 1f, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Soft

  Horse Trainer Jockey
1st
Benefficient 9/1 A.J.Martin B.J. Cooper
2nd
3/4 L
Hidden Cyclone 8/1 John Joseph Hanlon Andrew J. McNamara
3rd
1/2 L
Arvika Ligeonniere (FR) 7/4 W.P. Mullins R. Walsh
4th
15 L
Sizing Europe 11/4 Henry de Bromhead A.E. Lynch
5th
14 L
Baily Green 10/1 M.F.Morris D.J. Casey
6th
17 L
Rubi Light (FR) 20/1 Robert Alan Hennessy D.N. Russell
7th
13 L
Kid Cassidy 9/2 Nicky Henderson (in GB) A.P. McCoy

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