9yo B G SCORPION – WYNDHAM MISS SALLY (FLEMENSFIRTH)
|Handler:||Pierce Michael Power|
Saint Benedict looks to follow up his second in the Clonmel hunter chase with a win in the open on Sunday
The former Irish Gold Cup winner will face 15 rivals for the capacity field which is full of hunter chase stars.
Down Royal recieved an entry of 26, with Limerick reciving an entry of 19.
The winners of both the Cheltenham and Aintree Foxhunters are amongst the entries for Friday`s Hunters Chase.
The Kelly Morgan-trained 12-year-old got the better of Pierce Power's recent Down Royal Hunter Chase winner.
Kruzhlinin has taken all before him in points this season as in one of two runners in the Foxhunters for Gordon Elliott.
Just seven of the 44 horses entered in The Randox Health Foxhunters at Aintree are Irish trained.
The Pierce Power-trained eight-year-old claimed the Remus Uomo Hunters Chase under Rob James.
10 of the 17 entries stand their ground in the Remus Uomo Hunters Chase at Down Royal on Saturday.
Kruzhlinin will look to follow up his recent Kirkistown success at Navan.
Colin Bowe and Barry O'Neill continued their rich vein of form when landing the opening contest with Streets Of Fire.
Burning Ambition picked-up a fourth race on the bounce for the Wexford duo of Rob James & Pierce Power.
Two-time winner from last season, Burning Ambition, took his third consecutive victory in the colours of Alexandria Gardner.