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