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Updated: Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 12:33 | Comments

Gordon Elliott saddles Moss Street at Fairyhouse
Gordon Elliott saddles Moss Street at Fairyhouse

Moss Street bumped into a couple of potentially top-class juveniles over Christmas and steps outside of maiden company for the 75 Euros Arkle Package On Easter Monday Novice Handicap Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Wednesday.

On his third attempt over timber, Gordon Elliott's gelding was beaten by only Plinth and Ivan Grozny at Leopardstown, and that pair feature towards the head of the Triumph Hurdle market, with Ivan Grozny the subject of a gamble for that Cheltenham race after winning last weekend.

Heading the weights is Wandering Aengus, who has clearly had his problems but has talent in abundance, as advertised by his debut defeat of Champion Bumper hero Cheltenian at Punchestown back in October 2010.

Bryan Cooper has quickly settled into his new role as the main man for Gigginstown House Stud and dons the famous colours to ride Is Love Alive, who brings a decent level of form to the Fairyhouse Membership 2014 Maiden Hurdle.

His trainer Paul Nolan will be hoping point-to-point scorer Just Likeold Times gets off the reserves' bench for the 25 Euros Punters Pack Maiden Hurdle, and the County Wexford handler steps Seven Acres into handicap company for the first time in the Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter Handicap Hurdle.

Chief among the opposition in this competitive affair is Pleased As Punch, who has been revitalised by the application of a hood and deserves to break through after a couple of recent placings.

Tudor Fashion is another to have hit the crossbar on more than one occasion of late, and plenty will keep the faith ahead of her assault on the opening Book Online At fairyhouse.ie Mares Maiden Hurdle at 1.05.

Thats The Dream justified favouritism with ease at Tramore on New Year's Day and reverts to the smaller obstacles for the Follow Fairyhouse On Facebook Handicap Hurdle on a figure 8lb lower than his revised chase rating.

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