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Willie Mullins brings rookies to Fairyhouse

Updated: Friday, 13 Dec 2013 13:51 | Comments

Willie Mullins is bringing two promising prospects to Fairyhouse
Willie Mullins is bringing two promising prospects to Fairyhouse

Willie Mullins takes the wraps off a couple of exciting chasing prospects at Fairyhouse.

The champion trainer has chosen the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase as the point of return for Mozoltov, who was third to Champagne Fever at the 2012 Punchestown Festival and was subsequently unbeaten in two starts over timber, most recently beating Drinmore winner Don Cossack in the Grade Two Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle in February.

His stablemate Suntiep is three from three under Rules and takes his chance in the New Value Hospitality Packages At Fairyhouse Beginners Chase.

He has a slightly trickier task ahead of him because he takes on the classy Minsk, who steps up from two miles to three miles after a satisfactory start to life over fences at Navan.

Mullins fires two arrows at the Irish Racing Yearbook Rated Hurdle, with little separating Upazo and Primroseandblue on these terms, and he starts French import Abbyssial off in the opening Racegoer's 25 Euro Package 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle (12.00).

This is potentially an informative affair because Noel Meade's Powder Hound was bought for 145,000gns off the Flat, where he had a rating of 91.

The Meade-trained Zigger Zagger was fourth at this venue on his debut so has an edge in experience over Mullins' newcomer Kate Appleby Shoes in the Merry Christmas From Fairyhouse INH Flat Race, although the one to beat could be Eddie Harty's Klinnsman, who went under by just a head at Punchestown.

Jamsie Hall cut little ice in the Troytown but he reverts to the smaller obstacles off a 28lb lower mark in the New Years Day 2014 At Fairyhouse Handicap Hurdle and should take a power of beating.

Three last-start winners lock horns in the Fairyhouse Membership 2014 Handicap Hurdle, but of more interest is the JP McManus-owned Hurricane Sky, who steps out of maiden company for the first time.

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