The first race of the day at Thurles on Sunday is the 3m 1/2f Beginners Chase and the stand out runner looks to be Stratum for Willie Mullins.
The eight year old has been a superstar over all codes for Mullins during the years, holding his own on the flat winning races like the Cesarewitch at Newmarket, but then also performing well over hurdles and now fences.
Having had a few runs on the flat he was sent over hurdles in October over 2m7f at Thurles and he landed a nice event with ease.
Sent over fences for the first time last time out, he finished a very good third, not far behind two smart horses who had much more experience.
He should be much more streetwise over the obstacles for this run and holds the most ability.