Apple’s Jade could lead a four-strong team battle for Gordon Elliott in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday.
The top-class mare has claimed the two-and-a-half-mile Grade One in each of the last two seasons and is a red-hot favourite to join Limestone Lad and Solerina as a three-time winner this weekend.
Elliott is responsible for six of the 16 entries overall and is ready to saddle a quartet of runners.
He said: “Apple’s Jade, Farclas, Dortmund Park and Sutton Place could all run in the Hatton’s Grace, ground permitting.”
The Cullentra handler landed all three Grade Ones on this Fairyhouse card a year ago.
He looks have strong claims in both the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle and the Drinmore Novice Chase once again.
He added: “Commander Of Fleet will go for the Royal Bond, and Blow By Blow, Delta Work and Cubomania will run in the Drinmore.
“I might run Flat To The Max, Coeur Sublime and Court Justice in the Grade Three three-year-old hurdle.”