Exciting novice chaser Bog Warrior is set to reappear in the BBA Ireland Limited Opera Hat Novice Chase at Naas on Saturday.
The Tony Martin trained gelding has some of the best form in Ireland this season. He beat subsequent Irish Arkle winner Flemenstar on his chasing debut before running away with the Grade 1 Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse.
He suffered a shock reversal over Christmas when he took a heavy fall, however Martin feels that he is over that fall and back on track. The trainer, speaking to attheraces said “Hopefully we’ll get him out on Saturday. He seems very well and I’m very pleased with him. He’s done a lot of schooling and has been working away.
“He got hit by our other horse behind him (Gift Of Dgab), who galloped into him and got brought down. He got a blow to his head. We went easy with him for a couple of weeks and he seems perfect now.
“He’s always shown us he’s a very good horse. He likes to get on with it and get it done, but he settles well at home and he’s just a very inexperienced horse.”