King George option for Ar Mad

Gary Moore has not ruled out supplementing Ar Mad for the 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton after his creditable performance at Sandown on Saturday.

Ar Mad: Likely to step up in trip

Having his first run since February, the six-year-old made two serious errors in the back straight and looked out of contention.

However, to his credit he stayed on strongly to be beaten just three and a half lengths by Un De Sceaux, with his stablemate Sire De Grugy in a close second.

"Both horses are fine this morning, which is the main thing," said Moore.

"I think Ar Mad proved he is a very talented horse. We could run him over three miles or two and a half and I don't think he'd have a problem.

"I'll speak to his owner (Ashley Head), but we could supplement him for the King George. I suppose it might depend on what else runs, like Thistlecrack.

"His next run will either be the Desert Orchid at Kempton or the King George, I think.

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"After Christmas he'll then definitely go for the two-mile-five race at Ascot (Ascot Chase) in February.

"Sire De Grugy will go for the Deset Orchid, it's logical for him, the track suits but unless it's a bog he might miss Cheltenham this year.

"I'll keep Ar Mad right handed for now, but some day he'll have to go left handed."

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