Allaho and Envoi Allen may doubtlessly lock horns in what can be a mouthwatering conflict for the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase.
Allaho was a superb winner of the Ryanair Chase ultimately season’s Cheltenham Pageant and champion coach Willie Mullins has already nominated the John Durkan as a possible comeback goal.
If the seven-year-old does reappear on December 5, he would possible meet the Henry de Bromhead-trained Envoi Allen, who bounced again from a fall at Cheltenham and harm at Punchestown within the spring with a wide-margin success at Down Royal final month.
Each horses signify Cheveley Park Stud, whose director Richard Thompson stated: “Envoi Allen going to go for the John Durkan, likely – that is the thought.
“Rachael (Blackmore) felt that great acceleration at Down Royal and he or she stated the facility he had was nice. It was nice to see him again on type.
“His subsequent run shall be a real check – Allaho may run towards him.”
Requested if he would favor to maintain the 2 Cheveley Park stars aside, he added: “I am not too nervous about it really.
“If each trainers suppose they’re able to go and that’s the proper race for them, we’ll allow them to run towards one another and see what occurs.
“Allaho is within the Tingle Creek as properly. I feel the John Durkan might be the favorite, however I have never spoken to Willie for some time so I will meet up with him subsequent week.”