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STREETS OF DOYEN: Albert Bartlett third set for first appearance over fences



2D7NNA4 Streets Of Doyen ridden by Richard Johnson clears a fence before going on to win the Lara Telfer Reined In For Racing Welfare Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse.

2021 Cheltenham Festival bronze medalist Streets Of Doyen will feature as a chaser for the first time at Kilbeggan on Friday evening for John McConnell as he bids for a sixth career success on his 18th racecourse appearance.

The Doyen gelding landed four successive victories over hurdles last season, including at the Showcase Meeting in October, before finishing a brilliant third in the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett five months later.

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And he will now test his mettle tackling the larger obstacles in County Westmeath under 3lb claimer Simon Torrens, with the Henry de Bromhead and Robcour string of novice chasers represented once again in the form of Not Available.

Henry De Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore
Henry de Bromhead (left) is operating at a respectable 15% win-rate currently

Denise Foster’s Tullybeg fell on debut over fences having won his annual debut at Down Royal over timber previously and he repartners Jack Kennedy, while Secret Cargo bids to go one better from his Tramore second last month.

Jack Kennedy (pictured) returns to the saddle for one ride at Kilbeggan on Friday as Tullybeg takes on Streets Of Doyen in an intriguing July affair

Sky Marshal completes the quintet of declarations for the contest at 7:05pm.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.