No decision on Rebel Fitz Cheltenham bid

Updated: February 19, 2013
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Cork based trainer Mick Winters has said that no decision has yet been made regarding the participation of stable star Rebel Fitz in next month’s Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Rebel Fitz is 40/1 with to win the Champion Hurdle

The impressive Galway Hurdle winner has not been seen since in action since suffering defeat at the hands of Captain Cee Bee at Tipperary in early October, but Winters could not be happier with his eight-year-old ahead of a spring campaign:

“He’s fit and well and we haven’t made any definite plans for him yet.  You don’t wish anything bad on any horse, but if Hurricane Fly couldn’t go to Cheltenham, we might just be on the boat. We don’t really know what to do yet. If all the big boys turn up we might give it a miss and stay at home.

“He might just come up a bit short against the top boys and you wouldn’t want him to go over to Cheltenham and have a very hard race and then bottom him for the rest of the season. There is a nice, valuable race in Cork the week after Cheltenham we could go for instead and there is always Punchestown and Aintree later on.”

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