Fox Norton to lead a much reduced British challenge on day one
Number of UK runners travelling to Kildare expected to be down
Racing Correspondent shou at Liverpool and he is one of seven declared f or the ¤100,000 two-mile contest.
However, Davy Russell has been pencilled in to ride him, while Power stays loyal with the mare Forge Meadow. Labaik pipe-opener at Meydan last month could give him a crucial edge this time.
Harrington’s flat team have been in flying form so the lack of a run this season is unlikely to be an issue with Cloistered in the mile maiden. However, there was plenty to like about So You Thought’s Leopardstown debut and he should be tough to beat. Split The Atom was in fine form in Dundalk recently and with Wayne Lordan doing 8.4 in the six-furlong handicap he looks worth a look.
The 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Coneygree is set to arrive in Punchestown today ahead of his clash with Sizing John on Wednesday.