WILLIE MULLINS shall be locked and loaded on Wednesday as he seeks to land his fifth Punchestown Gold Cup with Al Boum Picture.
The star seven-year-old bolted up on the Cheltenham Pageant and can bid for his second Grade 1 success on the bounce.
Heading to Kildare with a humiliation of riches, Mullins can even be represented by current Aintree victor Kemboy and final yr’s winner Bellshill within the invaluable contest.
Ryanair also-ran Monalee will return to an extended journey for the primary time since Christmas, whereas Snow Falcon, Sub Lieutenant and The Storyteller bolster a robust house staff.
Brian Ellison completes the sector by sending over Charlie Corridor winner Definitly Crimson.
Earlier on the cardboard, the Grade 1 3m Irish Each day Mirror Novice Hurdle sees Albert Bartlett winner Minella Indo return to motion.
The Cheltenham hero will bid to as soon as once more get the higher of Commander Of Fleet and Allaho, who completed second and third behind the 50-1 shot at Prestbury Park.
Willie Mullins fields one other highly effective squad, with Fastidiously Chosen, Castlebawn West and Salsaretta becoming a member of Allaho, whereas Noel Meade runs Cap York, First Method and Faculty Boy Hours.
Defi Bleu, Gallant John Joe, Go One other One, Faculty Boy Hours and Stroll Away full the 13-strong discipline.