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Cyclone excites Hanlon

Excititing Hidden Cyclone could develop into a Gold Cup horse

Last Updated: 21/03/11 11:02am

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Hidden Cyclone is an exciting prospect for the future.

Hidden Cyclone is an exciting prospect for the future.

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John 'Shark' Hanlon is excited about the future for Hidden Cyclone who has been put away until next season after he signed off with a facile win at Navan last week.

Hanlon is dreaming of next year's RSA Chase and the totesport Gold Cup the following spring for the six-year-old, whose only defeat in seven starts came in a Grade One hurdle at Leopardstown over Christmas.

"He didn't know he had a race," said the County Carlow trainer.

"The last time he ran he just didn't jump as well and I was disappointed. He jumped brilliantly this time, he came home alone and he's been out in the field since.

"We'll look forward to next season with him. He's a really good horse and he'll go chasing when he comes back.

"We'll run him over two and a half mile upwards. He had no trouble staying the two mile seven at Navan.

"I'm happy with him and it's great to have a horse there who could be a Gold Cup horse in a couple of years.

"We'll start off steady with him next year and we'll work from that and hopefully this time next year he'll be at Cheltenham."

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