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Europe's back in big time.

Byline: By DAVID YATES

SIZING EUROPE is "bigger and stronger" for his return to action as he bids to erase the memory of his Champion Hurdle flop last March.

Henry de Bromhead's six-year-old, who beat just one home when favourite for the two-mile feature, is set to clash with dual Champion Hardy Eustace and the up-and-coming Jered in Punchestown's Maplewood Developments Hurdle on Sunday.

Under big-race jockey Andrew McNamara the gelding thrilled connections in a workout yesterday morning, and de Bromhead said: "He was lame behind the day after the Champion.

"We found he had just strained the sacroiliac joint. We've had work done on it ever since and he seems to be moving absolutely spoton now.

"He is filling out all the time and he is certainly a bigger and stronger horse this season, so we are very pleased."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 12, 2008
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