Hanlon eyes Cyclone options

Shark Hanlon must decide whether to give Hidden Cyclone another outing this season following his sound effort at the Cheltenham Festival.

The nine-year-old gelding gave connections a great thrill in the Ryanair Chase on Thursday when he finished second to Dynaste, beaten two and a quarter lengths.

Although Hanlon had initially felt Hidden Cyclone would be finished for the season, plans are now fluid.

The County Carlow handler said: "It was disappointing to get beat, but it was still a great run.

"He's supposed to go out in the field now as he's been very good this season, but we've not decided what we'll do just yet."