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Bold Sir Brian

Bold Sir Brian: put up an impressive display at Sandown on his latest start

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Argento Chase aim for improving Bold Sir Brian

IMPROVING youngster Bold Sir Brian could have his next start in Cheltenham's Argento Chase on January 26, according to trainer Lucinda Russell.

The promising six-year-old, officially rated 155, made the successful step up to Listed level on his most recent start at Sandown earlier this month when he romped away with the Future Stars Chase.

The stylish performance advertised his undoubted potential and Russell said she is thinking about giving her stable star an entry in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup next March.

Quoted in tomorrow's Weekender stable tour, Russell said: "He settled well [at Sandown] and when Peter [Buchanan] asked him to go and win his race he did it in a matter of strides.

"We were all thrilled with that performance and he seems to have come out of it in great order. I am considering the Argento Chase at Cheltenham for him in the New Year.

"He is clearly improving at a fair old rate and we won't know where we are unless we have a look at this type of race. I will also look to giving him an entry in the Gold Cup, as you never know do you?"

To read Lucinda Russell's thoughts on her exciting string, pick up a copy of the Weekender - available to buy from Wednesday

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