It is around this time of year that Willie Mullins and his horses start to really get into their best pieces of form and with the exciting Dublin Racing Festival coming at the same time every year it is no coincidence to see Mullins with plenty of chances over both days.
We believe out of the seven races in Ireland Mullins will land three of them starting in the second Grade One of the day the Dublin Chase.
He fields Chacun Pour Soi and this French exploit has been tipped to be one of the yards superstars this season and still could be having only ran three times for the trainer in three years with a career littered with injuries.
In his three runs the seven year old has been superb winning at Naas in March of last year in a beginners chase and then he rounded off the season by winning the Grade One Ryanair Novice Chase seeing off the Arkle and JLT winners at the Cheltenham festival.
He made his seasonal reappearance over the Christmas period at Leopardstown when looking to be dominating the race late only to run out of steam towards the line and be beaten by A Plus Tard.
The run was definitely what he needed and he can reverse the form in this contest if improving from his last run.
In the third contest of the afternoon he fields four runners in this contest and we believe that Bapaume is his stand out runner with his is debut over fences at Fairyhouse can be excused as it was his first run of the season and like many of Mullins' animals they always need the first run.
However, he came on for that massively when landing a 17 runner Beginners Chase at Naas that has since seen the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh that day go on to win.
Another bonus to the form line is that second behind Bapaume that day Spyglass Hill looked sure to take Carefully Selected very close to the line on Sunday before falling at the last.
Mullins rounds the day off with a really smart horse in the bumper with Appreciate It and this is one of his best is national hunt flat horses who scored nicely over Christmas at Leopardstown in a tough contest.
That was over two and a half miles and on Saturday he drops back to two miles which should show off his pace with his sectional times on his last run being very impressive.