Willie Mullins is set to unleash his big guns in the Grade One Savills Chase at Leopardstown, after 17 entries were revealed for the December 28th contest.
Mullins is responsible for nine of the entries, including Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo and last year’s winner Kemboy.
Mullins could also run Bellshill, Footpad and Real Steel, while Gordon Elliott could run the intriguing Death Duty – a top class novice hurdler and chaser, who has not run since falling at Leopardstown over Christmas 2017.
Road To Respect, Presenting Percy and Monalee also have the option to run.
The Grade One Matheson Hurdle, the following day, has attracted 12 entries, including the unbeaten novice Envoi Allen.
Gordon Elliott has also entered Apple’s Jade and Coeur Sublime.
Mullins has entered Aramon, Klassical Dream and Sharjah, while the impressive Hatton’s Grace winner Honeysuckle and Jessica Harrington’s Supasundae are also in the mix.
Nineteen horses have been entered for the Paddy’s Rewards Club ‘Loyalty’s Dead, Live For Rewards’ Chase over two miles, headed by last year’s winner, the Nicky Richards-trained Simply Ned.
He could face strong Mullins opposition in the shape of Chacun Pour Soi, Cilaos Emery, Min, Great Field and Footpad.
Battleoverdoyen, Samcro and Faugheen head those entered for the Neville Hotels Novice Chase over three miles, while Laurina and Fakir D’Oudairies are the stars among 16 in the Racing Post Novice Chase over two miles.
If The Cap Fits could join Simply Ned in a small British challenge – and could run in the Leopardstown Christmas Hurdle, where Honeysuckle and Benie Des Dieux are other entries.