Hanlon picks out Hidden target

Hidden Cyclone could have his next race at Punchestown over the Christmas period following his fine effort in when third in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday.

Hidden Cyclone: Another top-drawer effort at Newcastle.

Trainer Shark Hanlon was delighted with the performance of his stable stalwart, who has been placed in eight Grade One races.

Hanlon is hoping there is still time for Hidden Cyclone to add a victory at the top level to his four Grade Two and two Grade Three triumphs from 39 career starts.

First though, Hanlon will slightly lower his sights in a bid for another win.

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"He's home and he's 100 per cent. He ran a cracker again, as he always does," said Hanlon.

"He was only beaten two and a half lengths by two good horses, so we couldn't be happier. We'd love to win a Grade One with him, but I think we're running out of time.

"We'll probably give him one more chance at a Grade One, but I haven't looked yet.

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"He'll probably run somewhere over Christmas or the New Year in some hurdle race. There's a nice race at Punchestown he might go for at the end of December for his next run.

"He never lets me down. When you have a horse like that it's great. To win a Grade One with him would be great. He's done everything else. He's been second in a Ryanair, third in a Paddy Power, second in a Galway Hurdle and now third in a Fighting Fifth."

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