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Rubi Light set for Gowran showdown with Sizing Europa

Updated: Friday, 27 Sep 2013 11:52 | Comments

Rubi Light
Rubi Light

Robbie Hennessy is looking forward to seeing stable star Rubi Light return to action for a likely clash with Sizing Europe in the PWC Champion Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday week.

The eight-year-old clinched Grade One glory in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase in 2011, but last season was not as successful.

The French-bred gelding ran a good race behind Sizing Europe in the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase over the Christmas period, but various training problems interrupted his progress in the spring, meaning he missed the Cheltenham Festival before a disappointing final run of the campaign at Punchestown.

Hennessy is hoping his pride and joy will bounce back to his best in the coming months.

"He's working very well at the moment and all being well, he'll start off at Gowran on Saturday week," said the Meath-based trainer.

"He'll be taking on Sizing Europe, but we had the beating of him in that race a couple of years ago when our horse fell at the last, so we'll be out for a bit of revenge.

"We had a difficult season with him last year as he had a few troubles with his back, but at the moment he seems good.

"There are no signs of him slowing up and he's still only an eight-year-old, so he should still be in his prime.

"I hope he's as good as ever, but we'll know a lot more after Gowran."

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