Smart prospects angling for Fishery Lane spoils

Saturday, Nov 11 2017

Grade Three honours are up for grabs in Saturday's Fishery Lane Hurdle.

Gordon Elliott saddles the Gigginstown House Stud-owned pair of Delta Work and Duca De Thaix, while Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Joseph O'Brien sends Early Doors into battle just 12 days after his successful hurdling debut at Wexford.

Willie Mullins relies upon Meri Devie, who was third behind stablemate Bapaume in the Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown in April before failing to fire in France the following month.

Patrick Mullins, assistant to his father, said: "She is a mare with a lot of talent.

"She was disappointing on her last run in Auteuil, but ran very well in Punchestown before that and that Punchestown form would put her right in the mix on Saturday.

"Having said that, it looks a hot race, so we'll see how we go."

Ex Patriot has been taken out, and Colin Bowe's likely outsider Amaulino makes up the Naas field.

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