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Cork All Star

Cork All Star has not raced under rules since November 2008

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Returning Cork All Star aimed at Cheltenham

CORK ALL STAR, winner of the Weatherbys Champion Bumper in 2007, could bid for more Cheltenham Festival glory in the Christie's Foxhunter Chase.

The nine-year-old, formerly trained by Jessica Harrington, has not raced under rules since November 2008, but returned to action in a point-to-point at Cottenham on Sunday.

New trainer Joanna Quinlan said on Wednesday: "He had been at home at [his owner's] Swordlestown Stud for over two years after picking up a knee injury and he came to me six weeks ago. He is perfectly sound now and has delighted us with everything he has done.

"The aim is run in the open point-to-point for men at Highham at the end of the month and then we aim to run in a hunter chase at Fakenham or Huntingdon.

"If he qualifies we want to run him in the Christie's Foxhunter at Cheltenham and then the big hunter chase at Punchestown."

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