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Rubi Light

Rubi Light is out to create a bit of history on Tuesday by becoming the first three-time winner of the Red Mills Chase.

Robbie Hennessy's stable star has won the last two renewals at Gowran Park but with their chase course unraceable this weekend, the race has been moved to Navan. The meeting has also been put back 48 hours due to the wet weather.

"It would be nice to create a bit of history. We were prepared for Gowran Park and would have preferred it there, but at least it's on. The ground is likely to be sticky as we've had two drying days, so it would be nice to get a shower before racing, just to loosen it up a bit," said Hennessy.

"He's going there on the back of a great run - he really shook Sizing Europe up over a trip short of his best and he has been unbeaten this season. I'd love to see him go and win well and then we can head to the Ryanair full of confidence.

"He's run in the Ryanair the last two years and the ground has been a bit quick. But if it's ever going to be soft ground at Cheltenham, it will be this year."

Hidden Cyclone has, at first glance, been well beaten on his last two starts, but trainer Shark Hanlon has not lost the faith. Having failed to stay three miles in the Lexus, he ran a good race under top weight last time out.

"We're dropping him in trip, which I hope will suit him as it's a small field. They won't be hanging about, though, as we'll be keen to make the running - and so will Rubi Light," said Hanlon.

"He ran a cracker the last day giving all that weight away - Andrew McNamara thought it was his best race of the season. Hopefully it will have taught him to jump at a proper pace and sharpened him up mentally. Even though he's eight, he's still a big baby. He's in great form and I hope he does the business."

Foildubh has run several good races in defeat since making a winning seasonal return and trainer John Ryan said: "He's in good nick and he's got a nice turn around at the weights with Hidden Cyclone from Naas.

"What he won't like is holding ground, especially as we're trying to stretch him over the trip. The handicapper put him up for being beaten 10 lengths by Sizing Europe and he thought that was his best run. We've got to run in races like this and if the other two take each other on it might just suit him."

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