Willie Mullins is leaning towards Allowing Kemboy make his reappearance.
The seven-year-old made progress last year, with victories in the Clonmel Oil and Savills Chase throughout the first half of this campaign causing him a shot at the Cheltenham Gold Cup at Leopardstown.
He unseated his rider after the first fence at Prestbury Park, but awakened with a prominent display in Aintree before defeating his Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning stablemate Al Boum Photo in Punchestown beneath the Ruby Walsh.
Kemboy is a best-priced 6-1 favorite also Mullins hopes to find him return to activity.
He explained:We have set him in the race at Down Royal and we are going to observe how he is working. Its so far so good and Im very pleased with what he is doing at home.
In the moment were heading towards Down Royal. I think the track will be handled by him up there along with the floor. I primarily thought of the floor because of him. I know the floor can become delicate up there, however, more often than not the ground is good.
I didnt need to enter any other horses for the race and then rush them . This fellow comes into a bit quicker and its a nice race to aim him .
Plans are somewhat more liquid for Al Boum Photo, whereas Mullins is pondering where and if to deliver Klassical Dream back into actions.
The latter won all his four starts a year – like the Supreme Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham – plus he is a favorite following 38, to supply a fifth Champion Hurdle success to his trainer.
Al Boum Photo is great and Im happy with the progress he is making, said Mullins.
I do not know where Ill start him. Before I start him off, I want to get some fantastic cut at actual winter weather and the ground. Produce a plan when the opportunity arises and I only need to keep him training.
Klassical Dream might head to Down Royal (WKD Hurdle), but Id state that the Morgiana at Punchestown is much more probably where we will start him off.
Hes been very good at home.