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Big guns stand firm for Lexus

Quito De La Roque and Rubi Light are the star names among 13 possible runners for the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on December 28.

The former made a successful seasonal reappearance at Down Royal and is a major contender for Colm Murphy, while Robbie Hennessy's stable star Rubi Light got back to winning ways in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase earlier this month.

As expected, Paul Nicholls has supplemented Noland in the absence of intended runner Denman, who was retired last week.

He could be joined on the trip from Britain by the Jonjo O'Neill-trained Synchronised.

Champion trainer Willie Mullins has Cooldine and The Midnight Club engaged, while other interesting contenders include China Rock, Bostons Angel and Joncol.

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