Racing: Swan contented with Time on his side

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Time For A Run is trying to be the first Irish-trained horse to win the Hennessy since Bright Highway 17 years ago.

Charlie Swan, who rides Time For A Run, a 7-1 shot for Saturday, said yesterday: ``He's an old favourite of mine and he'll go really well.''

Swan rode him to victory in the 1994 Coral Cup hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Time For A Run has also made his mark over fences, notably when a neck second to King Lucifer in the Kim Muir Chase at Cheltenham in March, but has yet to win beyond three miles.

The Irish champion rider has twice been third in the Hennessy, on Lo Stregone last year and on Cahervillahow in 1990. Swan is among those whobelieve few Irish chasers have won handicaps in England in recent years because they are unfairly weighted.