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Jezki heads Hatton's Grace seven

Two of last season's star novices could face off in the Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday with Jezki and Rule The World on course to meet.

In seven races over hurdles Jessica Harrington's Jezki has only been beaten in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham, behind Champagne Fever and My Tent Or Yours.

He missed an engagement in the Morgiana Hurdle against Hurricane Fly to wait for this Grade One over an extra half-mile.

Rule The World, who was second in the Neptune at Cheltenham to The New One, made a winning reappearance at Naas last month after picking up an injury at Punchestown. He had been due to run in the Lismullen Hurdle after Naas but was taken out after picking up a leg infection.

In the same Gigginstown House Stud ownership Tony Martin's Dedigout, an impressive winner of the Lismullen, has been supplemented into the race.

Willie Mullins can pick between last year's winner Zaidpour or Diakali, one of the leading juveniles last season.

Eddie Harty's veteran Captain Cee Bee and Gordon Elliott's Flaxen Flare make up the seven possibles.


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