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Big Zeb could run at Cork next Sunday before returning to Leopardstown

Last Updated: 02/12/12 11:20am

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Big Zeb: Could attempt to win the Hilly Way

Big Zeb: Could attempt to win the Hilly Way

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Big Zeb could have an outing at Cork next Sunday ahead of attempting to win a fourth Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase at Leopardstown.

The veteran's trainer Colm Murphy has the Hilly Way Chase as an option for his stable stalwart as part of 11-year-old's preparation for the Grade One over Christmas which he won in 2008, 2010 and last year.

"He's very good. I'm not sure where we go with him," said the County Wexford handler.

"We'll give him an entry in the Hilly Way at Cork on Sunday.

"All being well, we'll go back to Leopardstown at Christmas for the Dial-A-Bet Chase."

Big Zeb, winner of the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in 2010, was not disgraced on his seasonal debut when second to Flemenstar in the Fortria Chase at Navan.

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