Thief v Min at Leopardstown
Identity Thief and Min are the star names among seven horses declared for the Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown.
Identity Thief takes on Min
Henry de Bromhead's top-class hurdler Identity Thief is two from two since having his attentions turned to fences this season, most recently winning the Grade Two Craddockstown Novice Chase at Punchestown.
De Bromhead also saddles Craddockstown runner-up Ordinary World and Three Stars, who has been placed in Graded company at Cheltenham and Navan on his last two starts.
Willie Mullins claimed this Grade One prize for the third time in five years with the brilliant Douvan 12 months ago and relies on Min this time around.
Runner-up to Altior in last season's Supreme Novices' Hurdle, the five-year-old made a flying start to his chasing career at Navan last month.
The Mouse Morris-trained Baily Cloud, Noel Meade's Road To Respect and Tully East from Alan Fleming's yard complete the line-up.