All systems go for Hennessy star Rubi Light

Robbie Hennessy believes Rubi Light has every chance of getting three miles in the Lexus Chase tomorrow as the ground continues to dry out at Leopardstown.

Robbie Hennessy believes Rubi Light has every chance of getting three miles in the Lexus Chase tomorrow as the ground continues to dry out at Leopardstown.

The six-year-old tackles this trip for the first time on the back of a superb victory in the John Durkan Chase over two and a half miles at Punchestown earlier this month.

“Everything has gone great since the John Durkan. I couldn’t be happier with the horse,” said the County Meath trainer.

“I’d say if we are ever going to get three miles it will be tomorrow with the ground drying out.

“It will be on the yielding side of good, I’d imagine. There will be no problems at all and no excuses.

“We’re meeting Joncol, who was second to us in the John Durkan, but he would probably want it softer. Quito De La Roque is obviously the one we all have to beat.

“We will know where we stand with the horse after tomorrow. We will know then what we have on our hands.

“You couldn’t fault him. He’s a great horse to train. Everything is easy and simple with him. He came out of the race at Punchestown with not a bother on him. He only lost four kilos and within a day he had it back on.

“He’s in great form and, for a change, everything has gone great.”

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