thurles 22nd Nov
Willie Mullins has opted to keep Boston Bob's powder dry for a little while longer but still has every chance of landing the www.thurlesraces.ie Beginners Chase.
The champion trainer had the RSA Chase favourite in Thursday's opener (12.35) at the entry stage and relies instead on Darroun, a smart juvenile hurdler last season who can take full advantage of his age allowance.
Darwins Fox and Plan A took minor honours behind Oscars Well at Punchestown and head the opposition, along with Dessie Hughes' Canaly and the Tony Martin-trained Savello.
Rule The World came within a whisker of picking up a Grade Three prize at Cork and drops back in trip and class for the INH Stallion Owners EBF Novice Hurdle.
Mouse Morris' exciting prospect is expected to make his mark at a high level this season and victory here should provide him with a springboard back to top company.
His owners Gigginstown House Stud have now got Outlander under their banner, and he makes his debut under Rules for Mullins in the Liscahill INH Flat Race.
Lord Of Lords has missed a couple of engagements recently and Edward O'Grady has another attempt to get a run into him in the Munster Maiden Hurdle.
The wide-margin Navan bumper winner shares top weight with Mullins' Tempo Du Camp, who hasn't been seen since scoring in the French provinces in May 2010 but has been given a Royal Bond entry.
Wingtips is also engaged in that Grade One and was unlucky when going under at odds-on on his Fairyhouse return so there will be plenty who keep the faith in the Cahir Maiden Hurdle.
Yachvili and Rudigreen fought out a Downpatrick finish recently and lock horns again in the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle, while Sensational Sema could only manage third when fancied on his comeback but is entitled to strip fitter for the Ken Whelan Hangs Up His Boots Handicap Chase.
The Willie Mullins trained French import Blood Cotil (4/9f )made an impressive winning debut in Ireland, wasily taking the opening Racegoer's €25 Package 3YO Maiden Hurdle at Fairyhouse today.