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Champion chaser Sprinter Sacre most likely to run at Aintree, though Punchestown not ruled out

Updated: Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 11:45 | Comments

The Champion Chase winner is likely to stay in Britain for his next outing
The Champion Chase winner is likely to stay in Britain for his next outing

Owner Caroline Mould admits it is a "huge possibility" Sprinter Sacre could step up in trip at Aintree for his next run.

Trainer Nicky Henderson revealed earlier this week connections were considering the two-and-a-half-mile Melling Chase as a serious option for the incredible Queen Mother Champion Chase winner, but no firm decision has been made on whether he will head for Merseyside.

The Boylesports.com Champion Chase at Punchestown over two miles on 23 April and the Celebration Chase at Sandown on April 27 remain the other options.

"If he did go to Aintree it's a pretty flat course and would probably be the equivalent of his two miles at Cheltenham," Mould told At The Races.

"Nothing's set in stone. I will be speaking to Nicky but we would all be tempted to see what happens if he ran over a bit further.

"Aintree? I'm up for it. Nothing's set in stone, but it looks like the direction we are heading in.

"Obviously it is a joint decision. It's Nicky, Barry (Geraghty) and David Minton (bloodstock agent) who are in the circle making the call.

"I'd be happy for him to run at Aintree because I worry about the travelling, but I've not been to Punchestown so I'd be quite happy to do that.

"I honestly don't know at the moment, but it looks like we're heading towards Aintree.

"He's public property suddenly and everyone has their penny's worth and I'm open to suggestions.

"Aintree is a huge possibility."

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