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Sizing Europe

Henry de Bromhead is keeping his Cheltenham options open for Sizing Europe after his stable star repeated last year's success in the Boylesports.com Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown.

De Bromhead does not want to commit the Arkle and Queen Mother Champion Chase winner to any specific race at next month's Festival just yet.

However, the County Waterford trainer did say that the Betfred Gold Cup was the least likely of Sizing Europe's three engagements, which would leave the choice between the Champion Chase and the Ryanair.

The top-class 11-year-old was not quite at the top of his game, but he has now won all his four starts this winter. Andrew Lynch made all the running on the 1-8 shot and only Foildubh could keep tabs on him, flattering briefly but being put in his place from the second-last fence and going down by 10 lengths.

De Bromhead said: "It was a bit of a slog and he did what he had to do. He just looked very idle on ground that he wouldn't be mad about, and his jumping was OK.

"It hasn't really made any difference to where we'll go at Cheltenham - I'd say the Gold Cup is the outsider of the three options and we'll just see how everything unfolds.

"When you see Sprinter Sacre there last weekend, he was very impressive. Of course that (the potential opposition) is going to play a part, so we'll just have to weigh it all up and see which way we go.

"His most impressive win this year was probably the two-mile-four Clonmel Oil Chase."

Lynch told At The Races: "It's hard to go out and make the running on that ground. It's horrible, tacky ground. He was just popping away, but he's done it well enough. Once I got hold of my lad he picked up and went away. He's done it well."

Stan James eased Sizing Europe to 7-1 from 6-1 for the Queen Mother and left him unchanged at 10-1 for the Ryanair.

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