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Lingo primed for Woodlands outing

Bob Lingo is set to go for the Woodlands Park 100 Club Novice Chase at Naas on Saturday after being a late withdrawal from Leopardstown on Sunday due to the testing conditions.

Trainer Tom Mullins took the nine-year-old out of the Tote Pick Six Killiney Novice Chase and hopes JP McManus's charge can follow up his success at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day.

"He'll run at Naas. They had a lot of rain at Leopardstown and it turned the ground to heavy," said Mullins.

"He won very well the last day. They gave him a bit of a start but he won so well afterwards that you'd have to respect the performance."

Mullins' brother Willie is responsible for three of the 12 preliminary entries in C'Est Ca, Quadrillon and Quel Esprit, while Dessie Hughes has put in Western Charmer, who missed Sunday's Leopardstown heat due to lameness.

Noel Meade has two possibles in Cross Appeal and Gran Torino, with the dozen completed by Quito De La Roque, Roi Du Mee, Royal De La Thinte, Slippers Percy and Tharawaat.

Roi Du Mee and Tharawaat are both owned by Gigginstown House Stud and trained by Gordon Elliott.

The County Meath handler will wait before finalising his plans for the pair who got off the mark over fences last month

"I'm not sure yet. I'll see how they get on. They are both in good form so we'll see what happens," said Elliott.


From Belfast Telegraph