Peregrine out before Cheltenham

Peregrine Run could turn out again before the Cheltenham Festival but which race he runs in come March is still up in the air.

Peregrine Run will be given options at Cheltenham

Peter Fahey's stable star was given a break after he landed a Grade Two event at Cheltenham in November over two miles and five furlongs.

He reappeared at Warwick earlier this month in the Leamington Spa over the same trip, but had to settle for third on what proved to be unsuitable ground.

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"He got very tired in the ground at Warwick, but I'm not as disappointed now as I was on the day," said Fahey. "What it did do was confirm what we always thought – he doesn't like soft ground.

"We had to go chasing the winner (Willoughby Court) – who it has to be said was very impressive – and that probably cost us second. He got very tired and made mistakes at the last two, otherwise he'd have been second.

"I still think he could stay three miles on nice ground, so he'll have entries in the Neptune and Albert Bartlett, as well as some of the handicaps as he's rated 140.

"He's not certain to go to Cheltenham, but he'll definitely have options there.

"If the ground was nice, there's even a chance he could run somewhere three weeks before the Festival in a nice race."

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