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Twinlight out to climb high again in the Hilly Way

Last year's winner Twinlight (pictured) is the highest-rated contender among 12 entries for the Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase at Cork on Sunday.

No match for Sizing Europe at the Punchestown Festival, he returned to action with a win in the Fortria Chase in fine style.

Champion trainer Willie Mullins has also entered Felix Yonger.

Another former winner of the race, Henry De Bromhead's Days Hotel, is also in the mix.

Dual Cheltenham Festival winner Alderwood, the consistent Foildubh, 2013 Arkle runner-up Baily Green and Tim Doyle's Mallowney are also engaged.

The supporting card is just as interesting with Gordon Elliott's No More Heroes a possible for the Kerry Group Stayers Novice Hurdle.

A smart bumper horse, he won his maiden hurdle in effortless fashion at Punchestown. He could face Mouse Morris' promising Alpha Des Obeaux and Mullins' Black Hercules.

Robert Tyner's unbeaten Pulled Mussel is another interesting possible. The Kerry Group Mares Novice Chase could see the next appearance of Mullins' promising Vroum Vroum Mag.


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