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Big Zeb

Trainer Colm Murphy was delighted with the performance Big Zeb, who went down fighting when searching for a fourth consecutive win in the Fortria Chase at Navan on Sunday.

Although perhaps not the force of old, the 11-year-old ran with plenty of credit to chase home younger rival Flemenstar, who now looks destined for the top.

With the winner set to step up in distance, along with old rival Sizing Europe, Murphy hopes there will be opportunities for Big Zeb to win more races.

"He ran his race and we were very happy with him. He's good this morning but I'm not sure where we'll go next," said the trainer.

"He'll probably be given a few entries and we'll see which horses are going where.

"Hopefully they'll go in different directions."

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