The Ladbrokes King George VI Chase stays the seemingly subsequent goal for Monalee after ending third on his return to motion at Thurles.
Making his first look since being crushed a shade beneath two lengths into fourth place within the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the nine-year-old was certainly one of a trio of Grade One winners to contest Thursday’s boomerang.ie Chase.
After making a lot of the operating beneath Rachael Blackmore, Monalee weakened to complete third behind Presenting Percy and Kemboy.
However, his coach Henry de Bromhead is anticipating his cost to strip a lot fitter for the run forward of an meant outing at Kempton Park on Boxing Day.
He mentioned: “I used to be pleased with him – I believed it was a pleasant first run of the season.
“Hopefully he’ll enhance loads and are available on for the run, which we expect he’ll.
“We’re nonetheless eager about going for the King George. We’re eager to offer it a go.”
Monalee is a best-priced 25-1 with bet365 for the King George.