The first big market mover from the weekend came at Thurles on Sunday where the Willie Mullins trained Embassy Gardens made a big statement in the Albert Bartlett market.
A winner on rules debut last season over 2m4f, he was then seen being well beaten by stablemate Facile Vega back in fifth at the Dublin Racing Festival.
Put away for the rest of the season, he returned over hurdles this season at Leopardstown over Christmas and he finished fourth of 12 behind the talented Good Land.
Upped to 2m7f at Thurles he went on to bolt up by 35 lengths, with the step up in trip bringing big improvement and although the opposition was not the best, he won the race like a very good horse.
This saw him moved from 33/1 into a general 7/1 second favourite for the Grade One Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle, with Mullins looking to land back to back renewals of the race.