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Mullins ace approaching Newbury

Willie Mullins' MCR Hurdle winner Final Approach looks set to cross the Irish Sea to contest the totesport Trophy at Newbury on February 12.

The five-year-old rewarded good market support with an impressive display in the fiercely competitive handicap and the champion Irish trainer believes he will be on a nice racing weight at Newbury.

Mullins has also given MCR Hurdle runner-up Call The Police an entry, but he is less likely to make the trip.

"They are both entered at Newbury and we just want to see what the handicapper does," said Mullins.

"They both came out of their race well. I think the plan would be for Final Approach to run.

"He seems to be coming out of his races all right and I think he'd have a nice weight at around 10st.

"I put Call The Police in to see what sort of handicap he got, but I think there might be easier opportunities at home for him."


From Belfast Telegraph