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Magnanimity

Dessie Hughes is hoping Magnanimity can gain a confidence-boosting success at Thurles a week on Thursday before stepping him back up in grade.

The eight-year-old last graced the winner's enclosure in January 2011 but has put in several decent efforts in top company. He has finished second twice this term, the latest behind Sizing Europe in the Clonmel Oil Chase, and Hughes feels it is time the Gigginstown Stud-owned gelding gets his head in front again.

"There's a conditions race in Thurles on Thursday week. Hopefully he'll go for that and win it," said the Curragh handler.

"It's a race for horses that have not won more than two chases. Then we'll have a look at a decent handicap over at least three miles.

"I'd like him to win one and hopefully the race at Thurles will not be too difficult for him to get his head in front and then we can go from there."

Hughes has no firm plans for Lyreen Legend, who put a decent effort in running Back To Focus to four lengths in the Grade Two Florida Pearl Novice Chase at Punchestown on Sunday.

"He's fine, but he was up against a very good horse (Back In Focus). I thought we might have beaten him turning in but he ground it out. He's such a stayer," said the trainer.

"We'll try to avoid Back In Focus and see where we go from there. We might take him on again in the spring, but we'll leave him to it for the moment."

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