Bachasson - 16:00 Clonmel
Smart Stat: 3 - Willie Mullins' number of winners in past seven runnings
Willie Mullins has saddled three winners of this race in the past seven years, including the last two, and he holds outstanding claims with Bachasson, who arrives on the back of a creditable sixth over hurdles in the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival. Mullins also runs Bonbon Au Miel, but there's no doubt Bachasson, a very smart chaser at his best, is the yard's number one contender. He sets a clear standard on the pick of his efforts and his recent sixth at Cheltenham shows he retains plenty of ability.
Captain Kangaroo - 17:00 Clonmel
Smart Stat: £24.04 - Willie Mullins' profit to a £1 level stake with bumper debutants
A healthy level-stake profit with newcomers shows that Willie Mullins' debutants rarely lack for fitness or knowhow. The Irish champion trainer will be represented by an interesting newcomer in the shape of Captain Kangaroo, who is a half-brother to two winners on the Flat, including the smart Sky Kingdom. His dam, We Can Say It Now, was a Group 1 winner in New Zealand, so he clearly makes some appeal on pedigree.