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Sir Gerhard: will make his chasing debut at Gowran Park on Thursday

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Sir Gerhard is ready to make his chasing debut after being declared in a area of 5 for Thursday’s 2m inexperienced persons’ chase (3.25) at Gowran.

Skilled by Willie Mullins, he’s already a twin winner on the Cheltenham Pageant, profitable the 2021 Champion Bumper and final yr’s Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, however has been absent since an odds-on defeat at Punchestown in April.

The eight-year-old is distinguished within the ante-post markets for the Turners Novices’ Chase and the Arkle on the pageant and can tackle a area that features Largy Debut and Indiana Jones.

Sir Gerhard has been recovering from a setback, with Cheveley Park’s director Richard Thompson suggesting he “in all probability will not run at Cheltenham” when talking to Racing Publish in December.

The sector is accomplished by Pure Skill and Battle Of Mirbat.

18 declared for Thyestes Chase

A full area of 18 has been declared for Thursday’s Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase (2.50), with 14 of the 18 entries coming from the yards of Willie Mullins, Gordon Elliott and Henry de Bromhead.

Mullins has gained the race on eight events, together with 4 of the final ten renewals, and has three among the many ultimate area (plus two reserves), together with the lightly-raced 11-year-old Rigorously Chosen.

He was a twin Grade 3 winner as a novice chaser in 2020 however was having his first run for 1022 days when midfield within the Paddy Energy Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas. Mullins can even be represented by Egality Mans and Captain Kangaroo, whereas Rambranlt’jac and Stones And Roses are additionally reserves for the coach.

Elliott has 9 of the 18 runners and topweight Escaria Ten, who was a great second in Listed firm at Thurles in December, may very well be his main likelihood beneath Adrian Heskin. His squad additionally contains Pencilfulloflead, Frontal Assault, Braeside, Coko Seashore, Defi Bleu, Punitive, Dunboyne and Fakiera.

Gabbys Cross is the only real entry from De Bromhead, who gained the race in 2017 with Champagne West within the Roger Brookhouse colors. He was sixth within the Paddy Energy Chase over Christmas and is ready to relish a stiffer check at Gowran Park.

Teahupoo heads Galmoy six

Teahupoo heads a area of six for the John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle (2.15) as Gordon Elliott bids to finish a nine-year wait within the Grade 2 contest.

Mala Seashore’s 2014 triumph was the final time Elliott had success within the race however Teahupoo, who induced a 20-1 shock within the Hatton’s Grace at Fairyhouse in December, has wonderful claims.

The six-year-old might want to concede 9lb or extra to his 5 rivals however he is similar quantity of kilos clear on scores. He will probably be ridden by Davy Russell, who takes over the trip from the injured Jack Kennedy.

His foremost rival is ready to be Beacon Edge, a Grade 1 winner over fences final season who has struggled to recapture his finest kind this season, pulling up at Leopardstown when final seen over Christmas.

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