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Moscow Mannon set for De Bromhead debut at Navan

Updated: Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 15:01 | Comments

Henry De Bromhead will give Moscow Mannon a first start over fences
Henry De Bromhead will give Moscow Mannon a first start over fences

Moscow Mannon is set to make his debut over fences and first start for Henry De Bromhead in the Navan Racecourse Membership Beginners Chase on Saturday.

The seven-year-old won three bumpers for Downpatrick-based Brian Hamilton a couple of seasons ago and finished fourth behind Champagne Fever in the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival.

He made a decent start to his jumping career last season, winning a novice hurdle at Navan before running well behind the likes of Annie Power and, most recently, Un De Sceaux at the Punchestown Festival.

De Bromhead is pleased to have added the talented gelding to his string and is looking forward to seeing how he fares over the larger obstacles at Navan this weekend.

"He's grand and the plan is to go there. He's a nice horse. We'll see how he gets on," said De Bromhead.

Moscow Mannon's potential opponents include Willie Mullins' high-class juvenile hurdler Blood Cotil, last seen beating stable companion Diakali in an Auteuil Grade Three event in May.

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