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Fairyhouse preview

Updated: Sunday, 01 Dec 2013 21:25 | Comments

Jezki returned to action with win at Down Royal
Jezki returned to action with win at Down Royal

Fairyhouse on Sunday includes three Grade One contests, including Jezki's first attempt at two and a half miles in the Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle.

Jessica Harrington's charge was not far away from Champagne Fever in the Supreme Novices' at Cheltenham before blowing that rival away in the Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown.

He returned to action with victory at Down Royal and is likely to be a warm order, but if the longer trip does catch him out, expect Neptune runner-up Rule The World and either one of Willie Mullins' Zaidpour or Diakali to take advantage.

Mullins is triple-handed in the Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle, with Ruby Walsh electing to ride Alonso over Arctic Fire and Renneti, but Minella Foru could trump them all.

A winner over Very Wood in a Grade Three at Navan last time, Eddie Harty's charge looks set to take high rank over timber.

The Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase is the third Grade One on the card and sees Sizing Rio bid to continue his rise over fences.

Henry De Bromhead's runner has already recorded two wide-margin successes over the larger obstacles, but faces stiff opposition in the guise of Art Of Logistics and Don Cossack.

The meeting gets under way at 12.10pm with the Grade Three Bar One Racing Juvenile 3-Y-O Hurdle, where Analifet bids to extend her unbeaten run to three.

Gerdago and Clarcam impressed when opening their accounts over timber, though, while Sin Miedo should not be underestimated either.

Stamina is the name of the game in the Bar One Racing Porterstown Handicap Chase, and Sword Fish has already proved he has that in abundance, while Avondhu Lady will be out to take advantage of a 3lb pull in the weights with her Clonmel conqueror Ballinahow Lady in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Handicap Chase.

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