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Look My Way to spearhead three-strong Cheltenham challenge for John Quinn

Mon 5 Mar 2018

Look My Way is one of three potential runners for trainer John Quinn at next week's Cheltenham Festival.

The Pour Moi gelding has run three times over hurdles since being snapped up out of Andrew Balding's yard for 70,000 guineas.

After finishing second on his jumping debut at Newcastle in December, Look My Way justified cramped odds at Ludlow and was last seen finishing second to Triumph Hurdle favourite Apple's Shakira at Cheltenham in January.

He is set to switch to handicap company for the Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle on Wednesday week.

Quinn told At The Races: "I'm very happy with him. He seems in very good form.

"A cut in the ground won't bother him and he ran very well round Cheltenham when he was second to Apple's Shakira.

"Apple's Shakira is a very good mare and we were very pleased with the run. He jumped particularly well that day.

"I think he'll run in the Fred Winter and I think he'll have a sporting chance."

The Malton-based trainer is also set to saddle the JP McManus-owned Project Bluebook in one of the fiercely competitive Festival handicaps, while Master Of Irony's participation at the showpiece meeting will be decided after he runs in Saturday's Imperial Cup at Sandown.

"I've got to speak to Frank Berry (owner's racing manager) about Project Bluebook in the next few days. He's in the Coral Cup, he's in the Martin Pipe (Conditional Jockeys' Hurdle) and he's in the County Hurdle," Quinn added.

"He's never gone beyond two-mile-one, but he does seem to stay well.

"I can't really tell you which race he'll run in, but he seems in good form and he'd need the ground to dry a little bit."

Quinn has struck Festival gold twice before and would love to add to his tally.

He said: "We've been lucky to have two winners at Cheltenham and a couple just touched off

"Character Building won the Kim Muir, having just been touched off in the four-miler (National Hunt Chase) the year before.

"Countrywide Flame won the Triumph Hurdle six years ago and was third in the Champion Hurdle the year after, which was a great run.

"Unfortunately he got injured. He could have made a top-class hurdle horse, but that's the way it goes.

"We have a few chances this year and we're looking forward to them."

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