Mikael D'Haguenet set to chase hat-trick in Slaney
MIKAEL D'HAGUENET, one of trainer Willie Mullins' strong squad of novice hurdlers, will bid to make it three in a row for the season in the Grade 2 Goffs Slaney Novice Hurdle at Naas on Sunday.
The five-year-old turned over hotpot Pandorama in the Grade 1 Barry & Sandra Kelly Memorial Novice Hurdle at Navan last month, winning that three-runner event by seven lengths.
Speaking on Thursday, Mullins said: "Mikael D'Haguenet worked this morning and the plan is to run him on Sunday.
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"He won over the trip [2m4f] at Navan, so there should be no worries on that score."
Mikael D'Haguenet is one of ten entries for Sunday's race, declarations for which are made on Friday morning.