Sous out to show Supreme potential

Niall Cronin

TONIGHT'S meeting at Dundalk plays host to a Supreme Novices' Hurdle hopeful in the form of Willie Mullins' Pique Sous (right), who returns to action after a 100-day lay-off.

The three-time bumper winner was third in last season's Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival and since then was victorious on his second start over hurdles in a maiden at Thurles.

As a 4/7 favourite, Pique Sous won readily in the hands of Ruby Walsh, who was also on board when the pair finished third at Cheltenham, and despite a setback he remains on course for a return to the Cheltenham Festival.

Paul Townend is on board the six-year-old in the 2m maiden at the Co Louth venue, which also sees Leopardstown handicap hurdle winner Cairdin line up for Mags Mullins ahead of a possible assault on a race at Cheltenham.

Joseph O'Brien in on board as Danny Mullins is retained to ride Jessica Harrington's Overcall, as he begins his role as retained rider to Barry Connell.