Elliott eyes Outlander mission

Outlander could be the first of the Gigginstown House Stud big guns that left Willie Mullins to join Gordon Elliott to reappear after he featured among 10 entries for the Irish Daily Star Chase at Punchestown next Thursday.

Outlander (r) could debut for Gordon Elliott next week

A Grade One winner as a novice for Mullins, he fell at Cheltenham but went on to be second at the Fairyhouse and Punchestown Festivals.

Elliott is bidding for a sixth straight win in the Grade Three after the triumphs of Roi Du Mee (twice), Toner D'Oudairies and Don Cossack (twice) and he has also entered Clarcam and Lord Scoundrel

"The Irish Daily Star Chase has been a lucky race for us and we've won it with some good horses and we've got a few horses to fire at it this year, so hopefully we will try to win it again if we can," said Elliott.

"Outlander, Clarcam and Lord Scoundrel are all in good form, they are fit and well and I'll have a good look at the race and see what suits, but it is a race that comes up at a nice time in the calendar and we are looking forward to it."

Mouse Morris has entered Smashing, another former Mullins inmate and Dromnea while Noel Meade has given Wounded Warrior the option.

The Rebecca Curtis-trained O'Faolains Boy, winner of the RSA Chase at Cheltenham in 2014, is the sole overseas entry.

On the same card, Elliott has entered Ball D'Arc, Lieutenant Colonel, Tiger Roll and Tycoon Prince in the Buck House Novice Chase.

A day earlier Hidden Cyclone and Bentelimar are among the 10 possibles for the coral.ie Rated Hurdle with Identity Thief and Diamond King two of 17 entries for the coral.ie Beginners' Chase.

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