Mullins has strong hand in Jewson

Thu 24th Jan 2013, 12:26
Aupcharlie among the entries
Aupcharlie among the entries
(Healy Racing Photos)
Willie Mullins has a bumper entry for the Jewson Novices' Chase at Cheltenham.

Boston Bob, Aupcharlie and Mikael D'Haguenet are among the possible runners for the champion trainer in the two-and-a-half mile contest.

Fago, an impressive winner at Newbury for Paul Nicholls recently, is one of 65 entries along with the likes of Captain Conan, Dynaste and Oscars Well.

All four of the ante-post market leaders have multiple entries, with Dynaste featuring among the RSA Chase field and the other three named above having the Arkle Trophy as an option.

Fago's stablemates Sire Collonges and Unioniste have this and the RSA Chase as their possible assignments however Hinterland doesn't feature.

The progressive Rajdhani Express is alongside Captain Conan as one of five from Nicky Henderson's yard, Salden Licht is the sole Alan King representative and Ian Williams' smart hurdler Barbatos has an entry despite having yet to jump a fence in public.

Arkle second-favourite Overturn is perhaps not unexpectedly absent from the list but stablemates Desert Cry and Super Duty do feature.

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