Mullins hoping to learn some More at Naas

By Keith Hamer

Willie Mullins expects a step up in distance to bring about further improvement from Tell Us More as the exciting youngster spearheads a three-pronged assault on tomorrow's Lawlor's Hotel Novice Hurdle at Naas for the champion trainer and Gigginstown House Stud.

The point-to-point graduate made a big impression on his debut under Rules in a Gowran Park bumper last March and blew his rivals away on his first start over hurdles at the same track in November.

He steps up the top level this weekend for the first Grade One ever run at Naas. Mullins said: "Tell Us More has done nothing wrong in his two races to date hopefully he's open to plenty of improvement. The step up in trip and the ground will suit him."

The master of Closutton also saddles Gigginstown-owned pair Killer Crow, a dual bumper winner who opened his account over hurdles at the track in early November, and Mckinley, who pulled up lame in the Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown last week.