Fakir D’oudairies might bid to consolidate his claims as an exciting young recruit to fences by running over Christmas.
Connections have yet to decide whether the impressive winner of the Drinmore Novices’ Chase will put in an appearance, but he does have entries in the Racing Post Novices’ Chase at Leopardstown and the Matchbook Betting Exchange Novice Chase at Limerick, both on December 26.
“He jumped really well and we couldn’t have been more pleased with him. Samcro looked as though he was going well when he fell and he lives to fight another day,” said Frank Berry, racing manger to owner JP McManus.
“Fakir D’Oudairies has come out of the race very well.
“No decision has been made yet. We’ll see how he is and how the weather and everything is. Hopefully he’ll go to one of the places over Christmas.”
“He’s fine and came out of the race good,” said Berry.
“He has entries over Christmas. (I’ve) no idea where he’ll go at the minute. He’s ready to go.”
“We’re very pleased with him. He learned a lot from the first day and did it nicely the second day,” said Berry.
“He’s a big horse and going the right way, so probably somewhere after Christmas with him maybe. We’ll play it by ear.”