Quito De La Roque is set to run at either Aintree or Punchestown next weekend
Last Updated: 02/12/12 11:16am
Quito De La Roque: Set to be in action at the weekend
Trainer Colm Murphy is preparing to run Quito De La Roque at either Aintree or Punchestown next weekend.
The eight-year-old is engaged in the Grade One John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase on December 9 and will also be given the option of the Listed chase over three miles and one furlong at Aintree 24 hours earlier.
Murphy was satisfied with Quito De La Roque's third place behind Kauto Stone in the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal four weeks ago - his first racecourse action since last Christmas.
"He's in the John Durkan and we'll give him an entry at Aintree in the three-mile Listed chase the day before," said the County Wexford trainer.
"We'll stick him in there and have a look. It will give us another option and it looks like he'll run in one or the other. He ran well at Down Royal and I'm hoping he'll come on a bit for it."