Recent Cheltenham Festival heroine Colreevy could be set to make her final appearance at Punchestown next month, where she is set to take on superstars Monkfish and Envoi Allen.
The winner of the inaugural Mares’ Chase in March, Willie Mullins has confirmed his representative will bid for a tilt at next week’s Grade 1 Dooley Insurance Group Champion Novice Chase where she is set to meet Envoi Allen and stable-mate Monkfish.
The Closutton chief told the Racing Post: “The Flynns [Colreevy’s breeders and owners] are out-and-out breeders and hopefully they might ask me to train one out of her in a few years’ time,” the trainer said.
“Fingers crossed she’ll come home safe and sound. She’s a fantastic-looking mare and hopefully, she can breed one as good as herself.”
Colreevy won three bumpers and a race over hurdles, but has proved herself into a classy novice chaser, winning a Grade 1 at Limerick on Boxing Day.
But it was her incredible tussle with stable-mate Elimay at Prestbury Park that will remain in the memory for many, driven out under Paul Townend to keep her yard rival at bay – the JP McManus mare going onto win since.