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Updated: Tuesday, 05 Nov 2013 16:37 | Comments

Willie Mullins
Willie Mullins

Alelchi Inois continues his hurdling education at Fairyhouse in the opening I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Novice Hurdle at 12.55pm on Wednesday.

Willie Mullins' French recruit built on some encouraging efforts on the continent with a well-supported victory on his first start for new connections, scoring by three and a half lengths at Kilbeggan in May.

With the County Carlow handler's charges in fine fettle at present, he is fancied to hold off a batch of previous winners, headed by Punchestown victor Somethingwonderful.

His rider Ruby Walsh also appears to have a strong chance on Fernhurst Lad in the competitive Fairyhouse Premier Jump Racing Weekend Handicap Hurdle.

Having his first start for Tony Martin, he posted some pleasing performances over fences previously, and with his shrewd trainer switching him back to hurdles for just his third attempt over timber, he could be unexposed.

Another contender switching codes catches the eye in the Fairyhouse Follow Us On Facebook Handicap Hurdle.

Sumkindasuprstar has also been largely campaigned over the bigger obstacles, and as a Grade Two winner in that sphere, he looks to have the class necessary to defy top weight.

Champion owner JP McManus plays a strong hand on the card, with Ballyburke, who rattled the crossbar at the Galway Festival, looking to get off the mark over fences in the Bobbyjo Bistro At Fairyhouse Beginners' Chase.

McManus will also have his colours carried on Drumlee, a NH Flat winner bidding to atone for a poor run in Cheltenham's Champion Bumper on his first start over jumps in the Fairyhouse.ie Maiden Hurdle.

Hidden Present is also out to set the record straight, having fallen at Down Royal, but with proven form when fresh, he is fancied to make his mark in the Ratoath Handicap Chase.

Kick On Boss cuts his teeth over timber in the Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter Maiden Hurdle, and got to within two lengths of the smart Outlander on his last outing so is one to keep an eye on.

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