Two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Al Boum Picture may make his seasonal reappearance within the BetVictor Chase at Thurles subsequent week.
The nine-year-old lastly supplied Willie Mullins together with his first victory within the blue riband in 2019, after which efficiently defended his crown 12 months later.
On each events, Al Boum Picture tuned up for his journey to Prestbury Park with a solitary look at Tramore on New Yr’s Day, so he unsurprisingly adopted the identical route final season.
However together with his cost having needed to make do with minor honours in third when bidding for a Gold Cup hat-trick, Mullins not too long ago revealed he would have a busier marketing campaign this time round.
Thursday’s Listed occasion would seem a super place to begin if floor circumstances are appropriate, as it’s confined to horses that haven’t received chases value greater than €50,000 since Might of final 12 months.
The 2-mile-six-furlong contest served up a deal with final season, with Presenting Percy beating fellow top-notchers Kemboy and Monalee.
Al Boum Picture is the star title amongst 12 contenders on this 12 months’s renewal, with Mullins additionally getting into Cilaos Emery, Elimay, Melon and Twister Flyer.
Gavin Cromwell’s Darver Star and the Mouse Morris-trained French Dynamite additionally function.