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Cheltenham Festival is still on agenda as O'Neill ace ready for return to action.

DON'T PUSH IT is set to return to action next month as connections eye a run at the Cheltenham Festival.

Jonjo O'Neill's smart chaser won a valuable listed hurdle at Chep stow on his only start this term, but subsequently suffered a minor set back that has kept him off the track since.

However, the eight-year-old is now back in full work and his Festival target will be decided after he has enjoyed a prep run.

"He's fine, hopefully he'll have a run in the middle of February," said Frank Berry, racing manager to owner JP McManus.

"I don't know where it will be or what it will be in, but hope fully we can get him out there somewhere.

"The form of his win over hurdles has worked out well which is nice.

"It wasn't a serious problem which kept him out of the Paddy Power, but it held him up for about a month or so.

"He's back working away now though and, touch wood, everything is going according to plan.

"Hopefully we can find a race for him over two miles.

"Which race we aim for at Cheltenham is still a bit up in the air."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 30, 2008
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