Sizing makes fencing debut
Sizing Rio is the star of the show at Tipperary on Thursday as he makes his fencing debut in the Kedrah House Stud 'Well Chosen' Beginners Chase.
Henry de Bromhead pulled his charge out of the race won by Felix Yonger at Punchestown last Saturday and has settled on what appears to be a slightly easier task here.
Sizing Rio could well be completing a double for De Bromhead if he wins as the trainer also has a prime contender for the opening Healy Partners Architects Maiden Hurdle in Turica.
Wrong Turn makes a quick reappearance after winning at Killarney last weekend in the Kilfeacle Stud 'Portrait Gallery' Handicap Chase.
Ruby Walsh will be in the plate as Tony Martin's charge tries to defy a penalty.
Ballyreesode has a 9lb rise to contend with in the Arkenvale Ltd Handicap Hurdle, with Rolling Rocket and Marshim, as well as Sterling Stuff, primed to exploit any weakness.
The latter's trainer Robert Tyner saddles two in the Glenview And Rathberry Stud Novice Hunters Chase, with Soaring High and Bingo Bash both boasting solid credentials between the flags.
However, Ibetellingyoualie and She's Got Grit have previous experience of jumping obstacles under Rules and that could prove to be crucial.
Willie Mullins and Gigginstown House Stud team up with impressive Loughnamore winner Unic De Bersy in the p2p.ie (C&G) Point-To-Point INH Flat Race.
There are also a couple of point-to-point winners in the mares' version, with Our Belief, Scamaill Liath, Fennis Moll and Teresa Lisbon possibly the pick of the bunch.