Harrington waits on John target

Jessica Harrington will decide on Sizing John's Cheltenham Festival target after his run in Sunday's Stan James Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown.

Sizing John: Runs at Leopardstown

The Ann and Alan Potts-owned gelding finally stepped out of Douvan's shadow to win the Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles last time out.

Having been put in his place seven times by Willie Mullins' superstar, Sizing John beat Sub Lieutenant over two and a half miles and will be running over three miles for the first time this weekend.

Stable jockey Robbie Power partnered him in exercise on Wednesday morning and is hoping to be given the all clear by the doctors to be able to return to action in time to ride him.

"He's been good, I'm very happy with him and he did a nice breeze this morning," Harrington told At The Races.

"Robert rode him and hopefully he's going to be back on Sunday to ride him as he knows him. Robert was delighted with him.

"As for Cheltenham, we'll just have to see. There's so much going on with horses not turning up and we're not sure where some are going to go.

"The logical race would be the Ryanair, but we'll just see what happens on Sunday so we'll leave our options open for the rest of the season."

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