Martin patient with Anibale Fly

Tony Martin is in no rush to commit Anibale Fly to future targets following his return to winning ways at Naas on Saturday.

A winner on his debut over fences at Navan in November, the seven-year-old then found only fellow JP McManus-owned runner Coney Island too strong in the Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse.

Anibale Fly was favourite for the Kauto Star Novices' Chase at Kempton on the strength of that form, but he was in trouble from an early stage and was eventually pulled by Barry Geraghty.

Martin's inmate had his sights lowered in the Grade Three Woodlands Park 100 Club Novice Chase at the weekend and ran out a game winner.

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His trainer said: "He was good (on Saturday) and has come out of it fine.

"He was disappointing in Kempton when the ground was quick enough, so it was nice to see him do what he did there the other day.

"We'll see how he is in the next week to 10 days and make a plan from there."

Anibale Fly has the option of a swift return to Grade One level in the Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown on Sunday week.

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