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Halford hoping Regulation can rule back on home soil

REGULATION will look to get a running start upon his return to domestic action in the www.thetote.com Irish Lincolnshire at the Curragh on Sunday.

One of Mick Halford's team in Dubai, the gelded son of Danehill Dancer, picked up a couple of fourth-placed finishes in five Carnival starts.

"Regulation would not want much more rain, but the plan is to run him on Sunday," said Halford.

"He enjoyed his stint in Dubai and is as fit as a fiddle, which will stand him in good stead."

Pat Shanahan has an interesting contender in the well-travelled That's Plenty, who scored three times on the all-weather during the winter.

"That's Plenty is in great shape and ready for a run," said Shanahan. "There is a lot of rain around over the next day or two, however, and very soft ground would not suit him.

"We will wait until Thursday before making a final decision."

Afonso De Sousa heads the weights for Aidan O'Brien, while Dermot Weld has left two of the possible 22 starters in Stuccodor and Defining Year.

Trail Blaze (Kevin Ryan) and Lord Aeryn (Richard Fahey) are possible British raiders.