The 2011 Champion Chase hero brought the house down on his first start of the campaign when winning the PWC Champion Chase at Gowran Park for a fourth time, beating leading Gold Cup contender Road To Riches, but has not been seen since disappointing in the Clonmel Oil Chase in November. De Bromhead said: “We haven’t decided whether Europe will go or not yet. It will be a late one (decision). We’ll see how he is and what the ground is like and so on.” Henry de Bromhead is no nearer to deciding whether to let Sizing Europe return to Cheltenham for another tilt at the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Press Association The County Waterford-based trainer looks set to send a small but select team of horses across the water next week. Sizing John, not sighted since winning the Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown over Christmas, is one such horse as he gears up for a tilt at the Supreme. “Sizing John is in good form and he’ll go for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle,” said De Bromhead. “Smashing will run in the Arkle, Grand Jesture goes for the three-mile handicap (Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase) and Bishops Road will run in the novice handicap (CHAPS Restaurant Barbados Novices’ Handicap Chase). That’s the team for the first day. “Special Tiara will go for the Champion Chase on the second day and Supasundae will run in the Champion Bumper. “That’s about as far as we’ve got at the moment.” Supasundae is a particularly intriguing contender, having won a Listed bumper at Ascot for Andrew Balding before being snapped up by De Bromhead’s main patrons, Alan and Ann Potts. “He seems a nice horse, so we’re looking forward to him,” said the trainer.
In cold, windswept conditions more similar to autumn than summer,, Bove shot another 76, with three birdies on holes 5, 7 and 13 somewhat negated by six bogeys and a double bogey on 15.Still, the total of 152 would put Bove in a tie for 10th place, best among Section III golfers, three strokes ahead of Gruninger’s 155.Somers’ Nathan Han won the individual state title going away, his rounds of 71 and 70 putting him at 141, one under par, seven strokes clear of Evan Sitts (Oneonta), Alex Kyriacou (Suffern) and Shane Devincenzo (Port Jefferson), so Bove was only four strokes out of the runner-up spot.Colella was only one shot worse in his final round, with a 79, and he moved up a bit, to a tie for 22nd. Jones improved five strokes to a 79 and moved up to a tie for 38th with MPH’s Grant Lewis as Maglisco struggled to an 87.Combined, Section III was able to claim second place alone in the team standings, at 1,104, with Section I (1,058) pulling away for top honors.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story That left Bove tied for 11th place with Fayetteville-Manlius’ Adam Butch, five shots off the lead shared by Nathan Hahn (Section I, Somers) and Nolan Crowley (Section II, Saratoga Springs) and two behind Manlius-Pebble Hill’s Johnny Gruninger, who had a 74.Meanwhile, Marcellus golfer Shawn Colella put together a 78, including a birdie on hole 14, that left him tied for 25th place, with Westhill getting an 83 from Anthony Maglisco and Skaneateles seeing Tynan Jones shoot an 84.All of them helped Section III to second place in the team standings at 550, just 16 strokes back of Section I as the final round got underway Monday morning. This time around, it wasn’t enough just to compete in the boys golf New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships for a talented quartet of area stars.Working together, they aimed to push Section III to the top of the team standings while still in pursuit of individual goals on Cornell University’s Robert Trent Jones course in Ithaca.West Genesee’s Nick Bove moved to the fringes of individual state title contention in Sunday’s opening round. With a birdie on the 10th hole, Bove put together a five-over-par 76, Tags: Boys golfMarcellusskaneatelesWest GeneseeWesthill