A mouthwatering clash between Hurricane Fly and Our Conor is still on the cards after the pair were among nine horses left in the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown on Sunday week.

Hurricane Fly will try to add to his Grade One tally after setting a record 17th top-level success at Punchestown last month, while the Dessie Hughes-trained Our Conor is set to make his first start over hurdles since annihilating the opposition in last season’s Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Willie Mullins, the trainer of Hurricane Fly, also has Un De Sceaux, Thousand Stars, Zaidpour and Annie Power, although the last three have alternative engagements at the meeting and the former is entered at Thurles on Sunday.

Jessica Harrington's Jezki, winner of the Hatton's Grace Hurdle at the beginning of the month, Ted Veale and veteran Captain Cee Bee make up the nine.