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Flemenstar to have earplugs

Flemenstar is set to be equipped with earplugs in the build-up to Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown.

Trainer Peter Casey is eager to prevent his stable star getting too excited in the preliminaries ahead of the Grade One heat over three miles.

The eight-year-old has enjoyed success at the highest level three times to date but was last seen finishing third in the Lexus Chase on his first attempt at three miles over the Christmas period.

"He'll more than likely wear earplugs in the parade ring, as he got very buzzed up beforehand in the Lexus," Casey said.

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