Classy entry for the JNwine.com Champion chase at Down Royal
Last Updated: 28/10/13 2:39pm
Sizing Europe: Down Royal entry
Sizing Europe and First Lieutenant are among a classy entry of nine for the JNwine.com Champion chase at Down Royal on Saturday.
Henry de Bromhead's Sizing Europe is rising 12 and is looking for his first win in the race having finished second to Kauto Star in 2010 and Quito De La Roque in 2011.
He reappeared earlier this month with a victory at Gowran Park over two and a half miles.
First Lieutenant has also had a run this year with Mouse Morris' stable star finishing third at Punchestown. He is also entered in the Charlie Hall at Wetherby.
There are Grade One winners elsewhere in the shape of Gordon Elliott's Mount Benbulben, an impressive winner at the Punchestown Festival, RSA Chase victor Lord Windermere and Colm Murphy's Quito De La Roque, who will attempt to win the race for a second time.
Paul Nicholls has an enviable record at the meeting and sends over last year's winner Kauto Stone.
Solid yardsticks Realt Dubh and Roi Du Mee are joined by Willie Mullins' injury-plagued Prince De Beauchene.