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Eddie Harty cool over Minella Foru's prospects after eye-catching win at Listowel

Updated: Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 13:29 | Comments

Eddie Harty with Captain CeeBee
Eddie Harty with Captain CeeBee

Eddie Harty is determined to take it one step at a time with Minella Foru, who is being hailed in some quarters as his next stable star after making a winning hurdles debut at Listowel.

Wearing the JP McManus colours of his Cheltenham Festival hero Captain Cee Bee, Minella Foru looked a decent prospect when landing an 18-runner maiden hurdle on Saturday.

However, Harty is keeping his feet firmly on the ground and is no hurry to make grandiose plans for the four-year-old.

"He's come out of the race well. He had a couple of days off, cantering away," said the Kildare trainer.

"People were getting carried away, but it was a maiden hurdle at Listowel. He's a nice horse, but I wouldn't be getting carried away yet.

"He's a long way to go. He's done what we've asked him and done it nicely, but I'm not getting carried away yet. The next race will tell us a lot and the one after that will tell us a lot more.

"There are a couple of novice hurdles coming up in the next fortnight that we might look at, but we are in no rush with him.

"It's very dry here and looks like being dry for the next week or so.

"That will dictate as well. He won't be going on fast ground at this time of the year."

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