Jumps fans are treated to a cracking contest at Listowel on Wednesday afternoon, as 18 runners feature in the three-mile Kerry National.
CONFLATED (11/2) holds favouritism in the contest, after featuring in Graded company throughout last season.
The Yeats gelding thundered home in the Directors Plate Novice Chase at Naas back in March, but he struggled in the Ryanair Gold Cup on his last start over obstacles
The seven-year-old was given a run on the flat at the beginning of the month by the returning Gordon Elliott and he should be fresh for this contest following that outing.
Conflated heads a quartet of runners from Elliott’s yard, with Grand National fifth FARCLAS (8/1) former Boodles winner ARAMAX (9/1) and Irish Midlands National winner THE BIG LENSE (16/1) all featuring alongside their stablemate.
Joseph O’Brien holds five entries in the three-mile contest, with Paddy Power Plate fifth ASSEMBLE (12/1) and dual Cheltenham Festival attendee DARASSO (12/1) holding leading claims for the 28-year-old trainer.
Stablemates TOP MOON (12/1), HOME BY THE LEE (20/1) and A WAVE OF THE SEA (25/1) line-up alongside the pair.
Enda Bolger sends two runners to Listowel, in the form of Galway Plate third MODUS (14/1) and Killarney National winner SHADY OPERATOR (33/1).
ANNAMIX (16/1) heads a squad of three representing Willie Mullins, with the former Graded runner aiming to land his first success since November.
He is joined by Punchestown Festival winners KOSHARI (16/1) and BRAHMA BULL (25/1).
BORN BY THE SEA (18/1) is bumped up 8lbs in the ratings following his success at Galway back in July for Paul John Gilligan, while Georoid O’Loughlin BEN DUNDEE (20/1) makes his first start since his double feature at the Galway Festival.
Noel Meade’ SNOW FALCON (25/1) and John C McConnell’s ROBIN DES FORET (50/1) complete the line-up.