Meade eyes Plate prize

Noel Meade is confident Nicanor can make his presence felt in the www.thetote.com Galway Plate on Wednesday.

The nine-year-old has had his fair share of injury problems since winning twice in Grade One company in 2006, but Meade hopes a recent spin over hurdles will leave him spot-on for the Ballybrit highlight.

"He's in the Plate and I'm very happy with him," said the Co Meath handler.

"He ran well at Tipperary last time but when jumping the third last, Paul (Carberry) said he felt lame for a couple of strides and the leaders were gone from him then."

Meade also had news of the Guinness Galway Hurdle-bound Fisher Bridge, a winner of his last two starts on the level.

"Fisher Bridge is in the Galway Hurdle, I just hope he has the speed for it," the trainer continued.

"We're going back over hurdles with him as lately he has been backing away from his fences."

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