Destination and Pallasator feature in fascinating Naas affair

Saturday, Nov 11 2017

Next Destination and Pallasator catch the eye among 12 horses declared for the Hospitality At Naas Maiden Hurdle on Saturday.

The Willie Mullins-trained Next Destination was fourth in the Champion Bumper at last season's Cheltenham Festival.

Patrick Mullins, assistant to his father, said: "He ran very well at the Cheltenham Festival. He got beaten at Punchestown, but still ran a good race.

"It's like a Graded hurdle rather than a maiden hurdle, but he's ready to start and I'd say the further he goes the better he'll be."

Former classy Flat performer Pallasator kicks off his jumping career for Gordon Elliott, having looked reinvigorated when he prevailed in a recent charity race.

"Keith Donoghue has done a lot of schooling on him and he rides him," Elliott told At The Races.

"Touch wood, he's been good and he's been behaving at home. He looks like a horse we're going to have plenty of fun with."

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