Flemenstar recovering from infection and set for Aintree return

Last Updated: 27/02/13 9:26am

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Flemenstar: Heads to Aintree and the Melling Chase

Flemenstar: Heads to Aintree and the Melling Chase

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Flemenstar is being prepared for a return to action at Aintree's John Smith's Grand National meeting in April after recovering from a lung infection.

Connections are eyeing the John Smith's Melling Chase over two and a half miles for the eight-year-old, who was found to be under the weather when beaten by Sir Des Champs in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown earlier this month.

The setback was enough to rule Flemenstar out of the Cheltenham Festival but trainer Peter Casey reports the Stephen Curran-owned gelding to be back in full work.

"He's grand now, not a bother. He's been doing his work every day now for nearly a fortnight," said Casey.

"We're heading for Liverpool and the big two-and-a-half mile chase. He's in great form."

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