Captain Cee Bee will bid for back-to-back Punchestown Festival victories following his fine effort in last week's Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Eddie Harty's star turn was far from disgraced in finishing third behind compatriot Sizing Europe over two miles at Cheltenham and the trainer is now looking forward to his next outing.

‘He's come out of the race great and we were delighted with his performance,’ said Harty.

‘I suppose if you were being super analytical you could say he would have run even better if the ground was quicker and they'd gone a faster pace, but we can't complain as he's run very well to finish third.

‘All being well he'll go to Punchestown next. He was good there last year and hopefully he can show his best again.

‘Next season we could try him over two and a half miles, but we'll just see how we get on.’