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Mullins to aim stars at Aintree
30 Mar 2015 11:11
Willie Mullins has raised the possibility of running two of his stable stars in the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle on Thursday week.
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Ireland's champion trainer intends to enter Champion Hurdle one-two-three Faugheen, Arctic Fire and Hurricane Fly in the two-and-a-half-mile Grade One, along with the brilliant mare Annie Power, who suffered a heartbreaking final flight fall at the Cheltenham Festival.
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Mullins intends to send a strong team to the Merseyside track, with Champagne Fever a likely candidate for the Melling Chase after missing out on a run at Cheltenham when he suffered a bite from a stable companion in transit.
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"I will have a bigger team than normal. The mare (Babylone Des Motte) that won the bumper at Sandown will go for the mares' bumper," said the Closutton handler.
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"We'll enter four in the Aintree Hurdle - Faugheen, Arctic Fire, Hurricane Fly and Annie Power - and we may run two.
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"Champagne Fever will go for the Melling, Boston Bob might go for that or he could for the Bowl. On His Own could go for the Bowl as well.
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"Ballycasey looks like our only runner in the National, and I'll have to see about the novice chases and hurdles."
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