With the Irish National looming, there is a relatively low-key fixture to whet the appetite at Cork, although there is Listed fare on offer.

The Imperial Call Chase is the feature and sees Candy Girl reverting to fences after a couple of second-places over timber.

She isn't as well-treated in this sphere but has more scope for improvement after just six runs and represents the all-conquering combination of Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh.

Emotional Article comes out best on officials ratings and will strip fitter for his recent return from an absence. He looks the chief threat.

Mullins and Walsh also team up with Polmar, who heads the weights for the Mallow Handicap Chase.

He is better than recent form figures suggest, but Four Chimneys is capable of atoning for his first-fence departure last time, while Arc En Ciel and Caman Swinger command respect in a wide-open heat.

The action kicks off with the Buttevant Maiden Hurdle at 2.30 and German import Der Spieler sets the standard.

The Singspiel gelding was only 12 lengths behind Starluck two starts back and should have the measure of Face The Music and Green Du Ciel, both of whom will have derived benefit from their hurdling introductions.

Grand Opera has had three recent runs and steps outside of maiden company for the first time in the Charleville Handicap Hurdle.

He lacks the experience of last-start winners Mano Boy and Bar The Rest, but has scope for improvement - a comment which also applies to Tony Martin's Askmeroe.

The Killetra (Mares) Maiden Hurdle can go the way of College Daisy, while Equator is interesting on his comeback in the Tallow G.A.A. Handicap Hurdle.

Willie Mullins' Carra Coranna warrants obvious attention in the Rockview INH Flat Race, but there's plenty by way of opposition, not least Goidelic who ran well over timber recently.