Mullins considers Esprit options
Quel Esprit could return to Limerick where he opened his chasing account rather have his second run over fences at Leopardstown.
Trainer Willie Mullins was delighted with the six-year-old's victory at Limerick last month and is eyeing a novice contest there on December 26.
"He did win his novice in Limerick and that was franked the other day when Torphichen won the beginners' chase at Clonmel," Mullins told At The Races.
"Sometimes I like horses to go back to where they won. The old saying of horses for courses and there's a nice novice chase in Limerick on St Stephen's Day and that could be where he'll go.
"He was a little bit disappointing at the end of last season. I thought he was one of my better chances going to Cheltenham and he disappointed, but hopefully he'll make up for that over fences."