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Options open for Quito

Colm Murphy is still weighing up the options for Quito De La Roque following his fine comeback run at Down Royal earlier this month.

Making his first appearance since last Christmas, having missed the second half of last season after suffering a setback, the eight-year-old ran with plenty of credit to finish third when defending his title in the JNwine.com Champion Chase.

Murphy is hopeful there is more to come from his charge, but is unsure where he will make his next start.

"He seems to have come out of his race well, I'm very happy with him," said the trainer.

"I'm not sure where he'll go. He'll be given a few entries and we'll see, but we were happy with his run as he'd been off a good while."