Alan Thomson keeps the faith with Willie Mullins at Clonmel.
BACHASSON (4.00) is the most interesting runner on the card as Willie Mullins sends his gelding back over fences at Clonmel.
The nine-year-old proved his well-being by running a sound race behind Dame De Compagnie in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham, staying on into sixth under 11st 6lb. Bachasson handed out a 13 lengths whipping while still on the bridle to A Toi Phil over fences at Tramore a couple of seasons ago and should possess too much speed for Gordon Elliott's Death Duty.
Favourite backers got their fingers burnt when FARMIX (2.00) finished runner-up in the mud here 20 days ago. He tried to make all the running that day until collared two out and this better ground can do the trick. Chief market rival Coolagh Park had little chance against long odds-on Energumene at Gowran Park but will find this a good bit easier. Elliott applies a tongue-tie.
Another favourite, SHANTOU SISU (3.00), lost out on the nod to Shopping Around over 2m 2f at the same meeting and this front-runner should appreciate a drop to the minimum trip.
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