WILLIE MULLINS’ Djakadam is certainly one of ten entries for Sunday’s Unibet Irish Gold Cup.
Connections are hoping he can bounce again to type after being pulled up behind Highway To Respect at Christmas when final seen.
He had earlier made a promising reappearance when second to Sizing John within the John Durkan Chase.
Proprietor Wealthy Ricci stated: “Djakadam has a number of inquiries to reply. I believed his run first day out was excellent. as he appeared massive to me.
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“Willie said he was not as forward as in previous years. I think the Irish Gold Cup is important to him as he has got to show some sparkle to have any chance of coming to Cheltenham and being competitive.
“I was hoping that he and Sizing John can write that last race off as coming too soon.”
Mullins also has Killultagh Vic in contention.
Last year’s winner Sizing John will not be defending his crown, but his trainer Jessica Harrington still has Our Duke in contention.
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The 2017 Irish Grand National hero is on a retrieval mission, having disappointed in the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal on his seasonal return, after which he subsequently underwent a back operation.
Gordon Elliott is has entered both Outlander and Mala Beach, while the sole British raider is Jonjo O’Neill’s Minella Rocco, who was runner-up in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last season.
The list of entries is completed by Alpha Des Obeaux, Anibale Fly, Edwulf and Valseur Lido.