Boston Bob: will run in the War Of Attrition Novice Hurdle next weekPICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Boston to take staying option at Punchestown
BOSTON BOB, beaten for the first time when 6-5 favourite for the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, will get a second try at 3m at next week's Punchestown meeting.
The seven-year-old, who was denied victory by two lengths by Brindisi Breeze last month when stepping up from 2m4f, will run in next Wednesday's Irish Daily Mirror War Of Attrition Novice Hurdle.
Trainer Willie Mullins said: "While Boston Bob had a hard race winning at Leopardstown and another one when finishing second inthe Albert Bartlett, he seems in good form and the plan is to run him in the three-mile race.
"Felix Yonger, who ran second in the Neptune at Cheltenham, likely to go for the Grade 1 Cathal Ryan Memorial Champion Novice Hurdle over 2m4f."
Of reigning Rabobank Champion Hurdle hero Hurricane Fly, Mullinssaid:"He did his first bit of work since Cheltenham on Tuesday and went well.
"He seems in good form and will work again in the next few days before heading for the Rabobank a week on Friday."
Mullins added that his brace of Cheltenham winners Sir Des Champs and Quevega were on course to tackle Tuesday's Grade 1 Growise Champion Novice Chase and Thursday's Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle.