Mullins sextet in Future Champions

Willie Mullins is responsible for six of the 13 remaining entries for the Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown.

Penhill (left): One of Willie Mullins' possible contenders

The champion trainer landed the Grade One prize with the mighty Hurricane Fly in 2008 and doubled up with the ill-fated Long Dog 12 months ago.

This year's team includes Saturnas and Penhill, who were second and fourth respectively behind stable companion Airlie Beach in the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse earlier this month.

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That could prove a key piece of form with the third, La Martalin, also left in by Noel Meade, while Henry de Bromhead's Peace News could bid to bounce back from his fall two flights from the finish.

Mullins could also call upon Limerick maiden hurdle winners Cadmium and Kemboy, Clonmel scorer Crack Mome and Thurles victor Riven Light.

De Bromhead has two other contenders in ex-Mullins inmate Avenir D'Une Vie, who made a successful start to his jumping career in a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse, and Lion In His Heart.

Gordon Elliott has a couple of options, with Blood Crazed Tiger and Brelade among the baker's dozen.

The Jessica Harrington-trained Sunni May completes the acceptors.

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