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Vautour leads quality entry for Killiney at Leopardstown





Vautour, Clarcam and Valseur Lido all appear among a classy entry of 10 for the Leopardstown Killiney Novice Chase on Sunday.

Last year's Supreme Novices' Hurdle winner Vautour and Gordon Elliott's Clarcam have met twice already this season with Willie Mullins' Vautour coming out on top easily the first time they met before the tables were turned in no uncertain terms over Christmas.

Mullins believes Vautour was some way short of his best that day, though, and he has also mentioned the Irish Arkle as a possible target for Rich Ricci's star. If Vautour does not run this weekend, Mullins has a more than able deputy in Valseur Lido, who was an impressive winner of the Drinmore Novice Chase last November.

The champion trainer has also entered Adriana Des Mottes, Gitane Du Berlais and Val De Ferbet.

Mouse Morris has entered the smart Rule The World as well as Real Steel with Tony Martin giving Ted Veale the option.

However, Ted Veale could run in the valuable BoyleSports Hurdle, although he would have to carry top weight in that event, in which Martin has also left in Grand Annual winner Savello

The next three in the weights for the handicap feature are Analifet, Daneking and Lucky Bridle, with the trio trained by Mullins.

Jessica Harrington's Rock The World is prominent after going down narrowly over Christmas while the likes of Shadow Catcher and Waxies Dargle are also set to carry plenty of weight.

John Quinn's Kashmir Peak and Nicky Henderson's ante-post favourite Snake Eyes are the only two entries left in from England.

Pink Coat, Tandem, Katie T and Pairofbrowneyes are all still in the mix.