A five-time winner since chasing home Lord Scoundrel and Alelchi Inois
, also trained by Mullins, in the Plate a year ago, Ballycasey last saw action when scoring at Killarney in May.
That run gives Alelchi Inois
a clear edge over stablemate Devils Bride, while it also makes him a credible threat to the selection.
Earlier in the week, Thursday's Clonmel Oil Chase was won in very fortunate style by Alelchi Inois
, and the only reaction from the handicapper was to raise Outlander 4lb to 157 for his lastfence fall with the race at his mercy.
THE Willie Mullinstrained Alelchi Inois
was gifted yesterday's Grade 2 Clonmel Oil Chase by the last fence fall of former stablecompanion Outlander.
Not only did he keep the partnership intact, he then pulled the Grade 2 race out of the fire by giving the 9/1 chance a strong drive to get back up for a half-length win over Alechi Inois
Upgrading of SS between INOIS - DAFLEIAS among DOMOKOU - LARISSA, namely the replacement of existing switches with joints soldered with new changes on concrete sleepers or on wood.
Clonmel Brian Sheerin WILLIE MULLINS admitted that Alelchi Inois
needed a heavy slice of luck when scoring in the feature Clonmel Oil Chase, but both Westerner Lady and Miss Me Now went on to grind out wins on merit, bringing up a treble for the master of Closutton.
Although unable to trouble Sub Lieutenant in his comeback, Outlander will strip fitter today and gets the vote to beat Alelchi Inois
He has plenty to fear from the prolific and undefeated chaser Alelchi Inois
, while Chancol looked good when scoring here last month.
Gordon Elliott's Outlander, trained last season by Mullins, looked a likely winner approaching the last fence when holding a three-length advantage over a ridden-along Alelchi Inois
, but the leader failed to take off properly and ploughed through the birch in the hands of Bryan Cooper.
from his main rivals, although having his first run since chasing home Alelchi Inois
in a chase at Punchestown on June 1.
He had a lovely run over a bit shorter at Punchestown back in June when second to Alelchi Inois
and he likes the track.