Captain Cee Bee returns to tackle Sizing Europe and Big ZebPICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Captain Cee Bee back to take on big guns
FORMER Cheltenham Festival winner Captain Cee Bee, not seen in action since last July's Guinness Galway Hurdle, has been declared to return in Tuesday's Boylesport.com Champion Chase at Punchestown.
The feature event on the opening day of the five-day meeting, the Champion Chase has attracted six contenders including great rivals Big Zeb and Sizing Europe.
In the second Grade 1 chase of the evening, Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Sir Des Champs tackles the returning Mossey Joe on his first top-level race and first try beyond 2m5f in the 3m1f Growise Champion Novice Chase.
In the Evening Herald Champion Novice Hurdle, Galileo's Choice, who had has been popular in the market on Sunday, was a notable withdrawal.
Trifolium will take on Alderwood and three Willie Mullins hopes - Laganbank, Midnight Game and Simenon in the 2m contest.