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Anonis and Danny Mullins

Anonis entries for the Supreme Novices', Neptune and Albert Bartlett

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Mags Mullins debating festival target for Anonis

MAGS MULLINS will discuss with owner Barry Connell which Cheltenham Festival novice hurdle to target with Anonis, as the seven-year-old was handed entries for the William Hill Supreme Novices', Neptune and Albert Bartlett.

Entries for the races, and the JCB Triumph Hurdle, were revealed on Thursday, and Mullins will hope that Anonis comes back to his best following a fall at Leopardstown last Sunday.

Winner of a Listed bumper at Cheltenham, Anonis was travelling well when falling behind Pont Alexandre, and Mullins said: "I'm not sure which race will be his target yet - I will leave that to Barry but he is just a little bit sore at the moment and we will just have to see how he is over the next few days.

"He looked as if he might have given the winner a race on Sunday and it was disappointing to fall as it does take its toll. I don't know if I will be able to get another run into him into him before Cheltenham as it's getting a bit close now.

"Barry was talking about the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle or the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle but he looked good when he won his bumper at Cheltenham over two miles."

A total of 94 entries were made for the William Hill Supreme Novices' Hurdle, while there were 107 entered for the Albert Bartlett and 119 for the Neptune.

For the JCB Triumph Hurdle, 58 entries were made, including Rolling Star, Far West and Diakali.

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