AVENIR D’UNE VIE (Henry de Bromhead) Looks a novice chaser of rich potential, could reappear in the Racing Post Novice at Leopardstown on Boxing Day, though owners Gigginstown could have plenty of options in that race. Not many as good as this lad though.
COQUIN MAN (Willie Mullins) Suffered a bizarre slip up on the flat before the second last hurdle at Clonmel. Was absolutely cruising at the time. A bit bruised and sore so won’t be reappearing at Christmas but is certainly worth waiting for.
GLENCAIRN VIEW (Tony Mullins) Took a very long time to get going in a beginners chase at Tramore and got a few sharp reminders from the in form Danny Mullins. When he finally warmed to his task though there was no mistaking his ability and he finished second to track specialist Ardera Cross. Compensation awaits in a three miler.
HOLLOWGRAPHIC (Willie Mullins) The form of his Land Rover Bumper second last April has worked out well and he took no prisoners when scooting home back at Punchestown last Sunday. His trainer often keeps his Festival options open, but there was no confusion about this lad, he’s going for the Champion Bumper and he looks a major contender.
LIGHTHOUSE WARRIER (Jonathan Sweeney) A noteworthy comeback effort when second to a hot one in Athenean. A real bonus is that he is well proven on much better ground so will have plenty of options going forward.
PRINCESS MAHLER (John Joe Walsh) Fitting a tongue tie brought big improvement when second at Tramore on Thursday. The two miles trip looked a bit on the sharp side so would be interesting over two and a half miles in a similar grade handicap hurdle in the near future.
SHATTERED LOVE (Gordon Elliott) Easily overcame a drop in trip to skate home on near unraceable ground at Cork. A Grade One mare in the making but will always need at least two and a half miles as she climbs the ratings.
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