Hotel camp hoping for five-star run16th January 2013
Henry de Bromhead is keen to find out whether Days Hotel's stamina will last out over two and a half miles in the Matty Ryan Memorial Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles on Thursday.
Very impressive in two starts as a novice over fences last season, the eight-year-old returned from over a year on the sidelines to run out an easy winner of last month's two-mile Hilly Way Chase. While testing conditions are unlikely to trouble Days Hotel in this Grade Two test, the distance is a worry for his trainer.
De Bromhead said: "He's in good form. It's a competitive race and we're stepping up in trip, which has to be a bit of a concern as we don't know whether he'll stay or not.