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Sublimity working 1.3.2009

Sublimity: tracked stable companion Kong in Leopardstown gallop

  PICTURE: Caroline Norris  

Sublimity set for festival after pleasing workout

SUBLIMITY completed "a nice piece of work" after racing at Leopardstown on Sunday, as trainer Rob Hennessy put the finishing touches to his Cheltenham preparation.

The 2007 ChampionHurdle hero, who scoped badly after disappointing in fourth behind Brave Inca in the Irish Champion Hurdle in January, was ridden by Philip Carberry, who had earlier been in action at Clonmel.

The pair tracked stable companion Kong, partnered by the trainer, until taking over in the straight and forging clear.


"We worked over a mile and a half, and I took it steady enough on Kong until the road down the backand I kicked on from there," said Hennessy, who trains Sublimity for his father Bill.

"That was a nice piece of work. He did everything I wanted, soit's a case of wrapping him up in cotton wool now. It was his last piece of serious work before Tuesday week." 

Harchibald did not travel to Leopardstown but stable companion Jered, who worked with Sky Hall, Casey Jones and Jaamid, pleased his trainer.

"We decided this morning not to bring Harchibald but I'm very happy with him and I was also very happy with Jered," said Noel Meade, who also has Muirhead set for the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle.

He added: "No riding arrangements have been made and we'll see how all the horses are towards the end of the week, and take it from there."

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