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CONNECTIONS of exciting hurdler If The Cap Fits are considering a trip to Kempton on Boxing Day. 

The Harry Fry-trained six-year-old could have his Champion Hurdle credentials tested in the Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle over two miles.

 If The Cap Fits could drop back to 2m at Kempton

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If The Cap Fits could drop back to 2m at Kempton

The gelding ran out an impressive winner of a novice hurdle over the same course and distance as the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton last December.

He missed the remainder of the season through injury but has come back in top form this year.

The son of Milan ran out a decisive winner of the Coral Hurdle over 2m3f at Ascot last time out when strong at the finish.

He holds an entry in the Long Walk Hurdle over 3m at the Berkshire track later this month, but Jason Maguire, racing manager to owners Paul and Clare Rooney, said the Christmas Hurdle is a viable option.

He said: “He’s good. Obviously he’s got the entry in the Long Walk and the Christmas Hurdle, so I don’t know.

“(Jockey) Noel Fehily was keen to go for the Christmas Hurdle.

“The other day (at Ascot) you could argue he maybe was a bit flat, which is why he didn’t travel as well as he can.

“I’m not sure, but I wouldn’t rule out the Christmas Hurdle at the minute.”

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