Willie Mullins: Voix Des Tiep has a really good chance
Irish champion trainer Willie Mullins on his Sunday runners at Naas
Dolciano Dici, Sandsend (1.50)
Dolciano Dici hasn't run for us and will be having his first start since winning in April 2016. He's a light-framed horse and, while we'll have to see how he gets on, he could be better suited by spring-summer ground.
Paul Townend rides Sandsend who will love the testing conditions. We're hoping he will step forward from his run at Limerick last month when he finished third and his official rating puts him in with a decent chance.
Livelovelaugh got off the mark over fences at the second attempt when winning over 2m4f at Cork three weeks ago.
Although there are only five runners, it looks very competitive. We don't think the step up to three miles will be a problem for our horse and if he jumps as well as he did at Cork he should go close.
Ballyward was impressive winning his bumper at Leopardstown last season but he was disappointing when tackling hurdles for the first time at the same track last month.
We think he has improved and that he will progress again into the spring. The trip and the ground will suit and we're hoping for the best.
Voix Des Tiep (4.20)
Voix Des Tiep should be suited by the step up to 2m3f in the bumper. He's quite a difficult horse to train but his form his solid, he's in good form and I think he has a really good chance.
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