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Harrington confirms John entry

21st December 2017, 16:21 by Jack Ogalbe

Connections will hope Sizing John can provide festive joy after Jessica Harrington backed him for the Leopardstown Christmas Chase.

The 2017 Gold Cup hero returned earlier this month with a victory in the John Durkan at Punchestown and it appears all roads lead back to Prestbury Park.

Before that, he is set to run at Leopardstown in the traditional feature on January 28 where he will go up against Willie Mullins' Yorkhill.

Harrington says she is pleased by how the seven-year-old is coming along and is confident the conditions will suit him.

"He's definitely running," Harrington told the Irish Times. "I'm happy with everything now we've got the first run of the season out of the way.

"He won on heavy at Punchestown (John Durkan Chase) so I don't mind what the ground will be like at Leopardstown."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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