Jezki and Rule The World set for Hatton’s Grace clash

Two of last season’s star novices could face off in the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday with Jezki and Rule The World on course to meet.

Jessica Harrington’s Jezki missed an engagement in the Morgiana Hurdle against Hurricane Fly to wait for this Grade One over an extra half-mile.

Rule The World, who was second in the Neptune at Cheltenham to The New One, made a winning reappearance at Naas last month after picking up an injury at Punchestown. He had been due to run in the Lismullen Hurdle after Naas but was taken out after picking up a leg infection.

In the same Gigginstown House Stud ownership Tony Martin’s Dedigout, an impressive winner of the Lismullen, has been supplemented into the race.

Willie Mullins can pick between last year's winner Zaidpour or Diakali, one of the leading juveniles last season.

Eddie Harty’s veteran Captain Cee Bee and Gordon Elliott’s Flaxen Flare make up the seven possibles.

John Kiely’s Galway Plate winner Carlingford Lough is one of eight possibles for Sunday’s Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse.

The seven-year-old nearly defied a 14lb higher mark in the Kerry National when second to White Star Line and is now rated 150.

Dessie Hughes’ Art Of Logistics has won both of his outings this term while Noel Meade’s Road To Riches claimed victory on his chasing debut at Naas.

Henry De Bromhead has always spoken of Sizing Rio in glowing terms and his two wins over fences have also come with the minimum of fuss.

Don Cossack lost little in defeat behind Morning Assembly and his fellow Gordon Elliott-trained runner Shrapnel sets a decent standard, too.

Paddy Power betting: 2 Don Cossack, Sizing Rio, 4 Road To Riches, 7 Art Of Logistics, Gold Bullett, Carlingford Lough, 16 Shrapnel, 25 Clar Na Mionn.

Trainer Philip Fenton and owner Barry Connell have supplemented The Tullow Tank into Sunday’s Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse.

Having his third start over hurdles at Naas, he quickened up impressively to beat Willie Mullins' highly-regarded Turnandgo, which prompted thoughts of this Grade One.

Mullins could run Alonso, Arctic Fire, who slipped and fell last weekend, or Renneti.

Jessica Harrington also appears to hold a strong hand with Mr Fiftyone and Gambling Girl to chose from.

Minella Foru has a tall reputation and has looked impressive in winning his two outings this season, including a victory over Noel Meade's Very Wood last time out, with that one poised to reoppose this weekend.

Gilt Shadow and Somethingwonderful make up the list of 10 possibles.


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