Bacardys takes on Snow Falcon as both try fences for the first time

Saturday, Nov 11 2017

Bacardys and Snow Falcon clash in Saturday's Paddy Power Fast & Convenient Phone Betting Beginners Chase at Naas.

Patrick Mullins won two Grade One novice hurdles on Bacardys last season - the Deloitte and at the Punchestown Festival when he beat Finian's Oscar,.

He said: "Even though it's a beginners' chase, it's like a Graded race.

"I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. That's just the way the programme book is here.

"Bacardys is in good form. I've schooled him myself at home and he jumps well.

"He came from Pat Doyle's so he'll have had plenty of jumping done before he even came to us. He's ready to start and hopefully he'll put in a clear round."

Noel Meade feels Grade Two-winning hurdler Snow Falcon is ready to try this new discipline. The seven-year-old was last seen finishing down the field in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket.

"We've been very happy with the way he's schooled, touch wood," said the Tu Va-based trainer.

"He's in good order and hopefully he can jump on the track the way he has at home."

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