Willie Mullins’ Hurdlers

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8 ch m Shirocco (GER) – Anno Luce (Old Vic) Owner: Susannah Ricci


OLBG, WORLD 162 Top-class mare whose only two defeats have come at The Festival; runner-up to More Of That in 2014 Ryanair World Hurdle and 12 months ago fell at the last in the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle; winning return in 2m 4f mares’ hurdle at Punchestown on Feb 17; not run over 2m since capturing a G2 mares’ hurdle by 15l at Doncaster in Jan, 2014 but is being considered for the Stan James Champion Hurdle at The Festival following Faugheen’s setback



6 b g Authorized (IRE) – Zam Zoom (IRE) (Dalakhani (IRE))

Owner: Andrea & Graham Wylie

CHAMPION, WORLD 160 Prolific novice  last season, winning four G1s; inflicted Faugheen’s only defeat in G1 Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown in November; rallied to beat Identity Thief by 2l in G1 Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown on Dec 29; no match for Faugheen when third (btn 28l) in Irish Champion Hurdle on Jan 24; beaten favourite at The Festival last year when third in Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle



6 b g Medicean – Sambala (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))

Owner: Susannah Ricci

CHAMPION 156 Smart novice last season, finishing sixth in the County Hurdle at The Festival and beating Identity Thief 5.5l in a G2 at Fairyhouse in April; runner-up (btn 1l) to Old Guard in G2 stanjames.com International Hurdle at Cheltenham in December; justified favouritism in graded events at Naas (2m 3f) and Gowran Park (2m) subsequently



7 b m Voix Du nord (FR) – Naiade Mag (FR) (Kadalko (FR))

Owner: Susannah Ricci

OLBG, WORLD, RYANAIR CHASE 149 (H), 155 (C) Versatile mare who is unbeaten in eight starts since joining present connections; dual G2 winner over fences last season; captured G3 mares’ chase (2m 4f) at Clonmel in November but reverted to hurdles last two starts; proved stamina when landing G2 mares’ hurdle (extended 2m 7f) at Ascot on Jan 23

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