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Mullins considers Five options

Willie Mullins is considering whether to give long-term absentee Fiveforthree a racecourse outing before a tilt at the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham in March.

The nine-year-old has not been sighted since winning a Grade One at the 2009 Punchestown Festival, but a return is seemingly imminent.

Although Mullins decided to bypass this weekend's Boyne Hurdle at Navan with his talented grey, there is still a chance he could run before heading to Prestbury Park if he can find some better ground.

"I'm going to enter him in one or two other races, but if the ground is very heavy I might leave him at home and just bring him to Cheltenham I think," Mullins told At The Races.

"The weather is so bad and I don't particularly want to run him on really heavy ground, but you never know.

"I'll just keep looking at races and take each day as it comes, but he's in good form at home. If the right race comes up, we might just take a chance."

Fiveforthree is a best-priced 33-1 for the World Hurdle on March 17.


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