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Tuesday, 15 January, 2019

Willie Mullins with the latest insight on his runners at Fairyhouse

Acapella Bourgeois (pictured) is due to face stablemate Polidam again
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Acapella Bourgeois and Polidam (2.35)
When they met over two and a half miles at Navan last month, Polidam had Acapella Bourgeois nine lengths behind him in second and Acapella will be meeting him 8lb better off on Sunday. The trip might prove on the short side for Acapella Bourgeois but he is a very good jumper and we're hoping jumping at speed over the shorter trip will suit and keep him in contention. Polidam appeared not to stay three miles at Leopardstown last time and, as is the case with Acapella Bourgeois, the drop in trip should help us determine plans for both of them for the rest of the season.

Townshend (2.35)
There are no trip doubts about him but, there is a chance he could be at his limit in terms of his handicap mark.

Saturnas (3.05)
He’s a Grade 1 winner as a novice hurdler who ran very well on his chasing debut when second to Avenir D'Une Vie at Punchestown last month and on that form should have an excellent chance.

Bravissimo (3.05)
He’s been improving with experience but will need to improve again if he is to have a winning chance.

Mary Sun (1.00)
She was very keen and made a couple of mistakes before being pulled up on her hurdling debut at Cork in November. It could be she won't come into her own until she gets better ground, but the plan is to try different tactics.

Tornado Flyer (4.05)
He’s a nice sort who has been pleasing us on the gallops. By Flemensfirth out of a half-sister to Hurricane Fly, he's in good form and should go well.

He’s a Grade 1 winner as a novice hurdler who ran very well on chasing debut at Punchestown last month and on that he should have an excellent chance
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