Quito De La Roque is expected back in full work after missing the Bobbyjo Chase
Last Updated: February 24, 2013 2:17pm
Quito De La Roque: Options open
Colm Murphy hopes Quito De La Roque will be back in full work this week after being ruled out of the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse.
The nine-year-old, owned by the Gigginstown House Stud, was a late absentee from the Grade Two contest over three miles and a furlong due to lameness.
The race was won by another Gigginstown horse Roi Du Mee that Quito De La Roque had beaten in the Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles last month.
"It doesn't seem serious and hopefully we'll have him back in action later in the week," said the County Wexford-based Murphy.
"I'm not sure where he will run next. I didn't look beyond the Bobbyjo.
"If he's back on the track later this week then we'll see what the owners want to do about him running at Cheltenham.
"He's in the Grand National and we have options everywhere."