Moore rules out supplementing Ar Mad for King George

Ar Mad: jumped bravely at Sandown on seasonal reappearance

PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) Moore decides against King George for Ar Mad
By David Baxter 3:46PM 14 DEC 2016

GARY MOORE has decided against supplementing Ar Mad for the 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton later in December.

The six-year-old returned from injury at the start of the month when fourth in the Tingle Creek, a performance that went in many notebooks.

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Having jumped exuberantly in front, Ar Mad appeared to have blown himself out with three fences left, but rallied well to only be beaten three and a half lengths by Un De Sceaux.

That run left Moore pondering whether a step up to 3m could be worthwhile for Kempton's showpiece Grade 1 on December 26, but the trainer confirmed that plan had been scrapped on Wednesday.

He said: "I think we would have been biting more than we could chew. It looks like it is going to be a very tough race."

Ar Mad is yet to run beyond 2m4½f, but a step up to 2m5f could be on his agenda next year as Moore added that Ascot's Betfair Chase in February is under consideration.

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