Rubi among Kinloch 14
(Healy Racing Photos)
Robbie Hennessy's stable star bounced right back to his best over Christmas when pushing Sizing Europe all the way in the Dial-A-Bet Chase and the step back up to two and a half miles is likely to be in his favour.
Sizing Europe has not been entered, but his Henry De Bromhead-trained stablemate Days Hotel has been given the option after a most encouraging comeback when winning the Hilly Way Chase.
Tony Martin's Bog Warrior could revert back to fences having impressed over hurdles the last twice and he is one of several entries for Gigginstown House Stud.
Colm Murphy's Quito De La Roque has failed to recapture last year's form and the same could be said of Mouse Morris' Rathlin, but Gordon Elliott's Roi De Mee has been in the form of his life recently.
Willie Mullins has entered Apt Approach, Blazing Tempo, Call The Police and Bishopsfurze.
Joncol, Foildubh, Tranquil Sea and 2011 Grand National runner-up Oscar Time are also engaged.
Trainer James Nash hopes a good run from Star Of Aragon at Dundalk on Friday evening will set him up nicely for the Boylesports Handicap Hurdle at Leopardstown on January 26th.