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Paul Nolan hopes for rain for Defy Logic at Punchestown

Updated: Saturday, 16 Nov 2013 11:25 | Comments

Defy Logic will get a chance to stretch his legs at Punchestown
Defy Logic will get a chance to stretch his legs at Punchestown

Defy Logic puts his early Arkle credentials on the line in the Madigans Bars Craddockstown Novice Chase at Punchestown on Sunday.

Paul Nolan's highly-regarded six-year-old made a faultless debut over fences at Naas last month, winning by 19 lengths.

But Nolan, who won the Grade Two in 2007 with Escrea, would like to see a bit of rain for his new stable star.

He said: "We are very pleased with him, but we would be hoping for a little bit more rain.

"Every race from now on is going to be better so they are all dangers."

Champion Irish jumps trainer Willie Mullins runs three - Felix Yonger, the mount of Ruby Walsh, Balnaslow and Passage Vendome - while Gordon Elliott saddles Shrapnel, who has struck on his first two races over fences.

Elliott said: "Shrapnel will love the ground drying out.

"He is in good form. It is a big step up and hopefully he will run well."

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