Dunguib set to go chasing

Updated: November 17, 2011

Former Cheltenham bumper hero Dunguib looks set to switch to fences when he returns from a long-term leg injury next season.

Trainer Philip Fenton has said that the 2009 Cheltenham Festival winner is on the comeback trail and has pleased with his progress to date.

The eight-year-old, who has not raced since finishing eighth to Hurricane Fly in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March, is sidelined with heat in a tendon.

“He’s on the horse-walker every day for 40 minutes following his programme. It’s so far, so good,” said Fenton.

“He’s made great progress over the last couple of months and he’s not going to be trained this season. It will July 1 before he comes back into training next year. He had heat in a tendon so we had to stop with him.

“We are going to try to jump fences with him when he comes back and we’ll see how that goes.”

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