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Flemenstar to return at Navan

Flemenstar will make his long-awaited return in Saturday's Webster Cup at Navan.

A three-time Grade One-winning chaser for trainer Peter Casey, the 10-year-old has been sidelined by injury since making a successful debut for Tony Martin in November 2013.

That was Flemenstar's fourth victory from six starts at Navan and having been nursed back to fitness, he will make his comeback in County Meath this weekend.

Owner Stephen Curran said: "Everything has been going well and he seems in good form at home.

"He's back with Tony and we're looking forward to his first race back after injury.

"We're hoping to get him ready for Punchestown, but Saturday will tell us a lot and we always take it one day at a time with him.

"Whatever he does at the weekend he'll improve on it."

Flemenstar stars in a dozen entries for the two-and-a-half-mile Grade Two event, with Martin also represented by Savello, last seen finishing sixth in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham.

Sandra Hughes is also double-handed with Art Of Logistics and Bright New Dawn in contention, while Willie Mullins relies on Felix Yonger.

There is a potential British challenger in the shape of Donald McCain's Desert Cry.

The Charles Byrnes-trained Arnaud, Tom Taaffe's Argocat and Rathlin from Mouse Morris' yard are also in the mix.

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