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Maguire sees Red in bumper

Steve Gollings has secured the services of Jason Maguire for Definitly Red in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham.

The Irish-bred five-year-old goes for the big one on the strength of winning both his starts at Newbury and Uttoxeter since joining the Lincolnshire handler from Ireland, where he claimed the last of his three point-to-points.

"He's a good horse and Jason Maguire has committed to riding him in the Champion Bumper, which is great," said Gollings.

"Daryl Jacob rode him first time out at Uttoxeter and told us he was a proper horse. He wasn't available when we declared to run at Newbury, so Jason rode him and he was just as ebullient about him as Daryl was.

"Considering horses by Definite Article usually prefer better ground, he could be even more effective on that sort of surface, which is encouraging."