Rubi Light warmed up for his tilt at the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival with a racecourse spin at the Curragh on Tuesday.
Trainer Robbie Hennessy is hoping that Rubi Light can improve on his third in last year’s race and after victories in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase and the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park this term he will certainly go there with plenty in his favour.
Hennessy will be looking to work the talented seven-year-old at Leopardstown or Dundalk before his run at the Festival on March 15 and the Irish handler explained: "He couldn't be better. He was at the Curragh this morning and did a bit of work up the Old Vic gallop and we couldn't be happier with him.
"He might go to Leopardstown on Monday morning. I prefer going then to Sunday after racing at Leopardstown as there's not much of a crowd there or the cameras.
"It all depends on the ground. The ground is good there at the moment and we're in for a few dry days, so if it comes up too good there he might go up to Dundalk for a spin round there instead.
"He's as fit now as he's going to be so it's just a case of keeping him ticking over."