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It's a huge afternoon of racing at Fairyhouse this Sunday, with three Grade One's to look forward to.

Tote ambassador Danny Mullins gives us his thoughts on the big race action.

12:00pm Mares Handicap Chase

It's a disappointing turn out for a 25k race. Hurricane Georgie has a great chance, she had a solid run the last day in a Graded race at Punchestown behind Embittered and looks fairly progressive. Sliding Rock is probably the one who will give her most to think about, despite being fairly disappointing in what she's done so far.

One down the bottom of the weights, who is actually out of the handicap is That's Lifebuoy, she ran a nice race the last day over hurdles in Limerick.

12:35pm Juvenile Hurdle

Fil Dor for Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell was very impressive in Down Royal and although there wasn't much behind him that day, you had to be taken by the manner of his victory. I think he's the one who is going to take all the beating here.

Lunar Power, for Noel Meade, who is having a good season with his juveniles so far, won earlier in the month at Punchestown and that race has worked out okay. Max Mayhem, first time over hurdles for Joseph O'Brien and Rachael Blackmore. He had a fairly high rating on the Flat, winning off 95 at the Curragh when last seen. He should have the right profile to be a decent hurdler.

1:05pm Royal Bond Novice Hurdle

It looks a fairly hot race. My Mate Mozzie was pretty good when winning at Navan the last time, although he did jump a little bit to his right that day. He's been very professional so far over hurdles, so he's a very exciting horse going forward and looks the most likely to win this.

Mighty Potter was impressive in Down Royal the last day, winning by 29 lengths, and it will be interesting to see how he performs here. Three Stripe Life is probably the most likely to give My Mate Mozzie a race for it and has place terms.

I ride Statuaire for Willie Mullins, she hasn't run since 16th June when winning at Wexford, and I won on her in May at Downpatrick. As a 3yo she was placed in a listed race at Auteuil and she could be one for place money.

1:35pm Drinmore Novice Chase

Lifetime Ambition was very good when winning a Beginners Chase at Down Royal back in October and looks to be a horse that has improved for going chasing. He'll have a decent chance here, although Gabynako should give him something to think about.

He got beat the first day on very soft ground, but brushed that performance aside when winning a competitive Fairyhouse Beginners Chase earlier in November. That was on the inside track and he switches to the main track today, but I don't see that being an issue to him, he's already beaten some of the other runners in this field and I think he'll take all the beating.

2:05pm Porterstown Handicap Chase

Quite a competitive race here. Coko Beach is probably the class horse in this. I'd have thought they'd change tactics from how aggressively he was ridden at Down Royal the last day, with 11-10 and Jack Foley taking 5lb off. He beat Run Wild Fred in the Thyestes last year and won nicely in Navan after that, before being beaten 20 lengths over C&D by Freewheelin Dylan in the Irish National, but I think he's the most likely winner of this.

I take the ride on Fairyhill Run for John Ryan, she's been running quite consistent, but her jumping hasn't been the best the last twice and she'd need to jump better if she's going to get involved.

2.40pm Hatton's Grace

This is the race that everybody is going to be waiting to see and Honeysuckle is back in action, and who needs to say a lot more about what she's done. She's just been unbelievable every day we've seen her. She can win two, two-and-a-half miles, Mares Hurdle in Cheltenham, Champion Hurdle in Cheltenham, whatever comes her way she just seems to be the one that is very hard to beat.

Although she was run pretty close, only winning by 1/2 length by Ronald Pump in this race last year, and Henry De Bromhead said last year that he might have had her a bit undercooked. That proved to be the case as she bolted up on her next few starts at the highest level.

Saldier has fitness on his side and I was lucky enough to win on him in Tipperary. His last run previous to that he was a Galway Hurdler winner off top weight, but if he's going to mix it with Honeysuckle, I suppose today is the day he's going to give her the most to think about with that bit of fitness on his side.

Abracadabras hasn't run since being 4th to Honeysuckle at Punchestown in April and is a proper decent type, but may just need the run here, although Gordon Elliott's horses are running fantastic. Distance will be no issue to him after beating Buzz in the Aintree Hurdle at two-and-a-half, which is probably his optimum trip.

Latest Exhibition comes back from chasing after last year, he was 4th in the Irish Grand National and was runner-up to Monkfish before that, which were two proper runs over fences. I'm not sure he'll have the speed to win a Hattons Grace, but he's a good horse nonetheless and it will be interesting to see what he does here.

Ronald Pump hasn't ran since May in Auteuil where he was disappointing in the French Champion Hurdle, but was 3rd to Klassical Dream in Punchestwon in the Grade One over three miles. That second to Honeysuckle last year was with the benefit of a run and I doubt he'll be able to run her as close this time. Sire Du Berlais is three miler and probably won't have the speed for this.

I take the ride on Stormy Ireland for Willie Mullins, she's been a fantastic little mare and is most likely to blaze along on the front end. She won her Grade One at the Punchestown Festival last season, which makes it difficult to place her this season, but she should run a solid race for place money. She will need to improve to beat Honeysuckle, but I'll be hoping she can.

3:10pm Handicap Hurdle

This is a very competitive handicap hurdle. Eskylane is towards the fore of the betting and won quiet well at Down Royal the last day, but has a 10lb penalty for that win and might find it difficult to follow up. Light Brigade was 4th that day and if he can build on that, he has a chance of getting involved, but he did have the benefit of a run on the Flat before that so there is question marks.

Magic Trick was 2nd to Eskylane in Down Royal and might be a bit exposed off a mark of 138. Glens Of Antrim will be on a lot of shortlists, but hasn't run since Fairyhouse in April and you do wonder if fitness will catch her out a bit.

With that said I think Whiskey Sour would be a very good place bet in this race, and should be a nice price. He's had two runs on the Flat in the English Cesarewitch and in the October Handicap at Naas. He was well beaten on both those times, but if he can get back to his last run over hurdles when narrowly beaten by Jazz Away, then he is a former Grade One winner over hurdles and Jack Foley takes a very valuable 5lb off which makes him a definite bit of place value here.


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