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Zeb aimed at Champion Chase

Updated: Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 14:34

Big Zeb (centre) ridden by Matthew O'Connor was a handy winner of the Dial-A-Bet Chase
Big Zeb (centre) ridden by Matthew O'Connor was a handy winner of the Dial-A-Bet Chase

Colm Murphy has not ruled out letting Big Zeb take on Master Minded in the Queen Mother Champion Chase following his victory at Leopardstown on Saturday.

The seven-year-old was making his seasonal reappearance in the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase but proved too strong for a race-fit Watson Lake in the Grade One contest.

'We were over the moon with Big Zeb, but it was his first run for a while so he probably won't run again until the middle of next month,' said the County Wexford-based trainer.

'We'll have a look through and see what there is for him and we will just take it from there. He will have an entry in the Queen Mother, and maybe one or two other races, but he will have to do everything right between now and then.

'I certainly wouldn't be afraid of one horse and he will go there with a serious chance, if he goes at all.'

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