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Willie Mullins

Willie Mullins is responsible for five of the 51 entries in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham on March 13.

Mullins has an incredible record in the race, having won it seven times already, as well as riding Whither Or Which, whom he also trained, to victory in 1996. This year he can choose from Briar Hill, Clondaw Court, Moyle Park, Sizing Tennessee and Union Dues.

Other major Irish contenders from a 17-strong squad include the Tony Martin duo of Golantilla and Blackmail, the Liz Doyle-trained Le Vent D'Antan and Aidan O'Brien's Shield, who was only fourth on debut.

The home team is headed by Empiracle, Doctor Harper and Sgt Reckless.

Evan Williams has entered the once-raced Milo Man but has still not decided if the race is firmly on his agenda.

"We had to enter Milo Man because he obviously won so well at Taunton and has come out of the race incredibly well," said Williams.

"I'm not going to say he will definitely run because we would want to see some cut in the ground, but we are training him for the race and we will have to see what the weather does between now and then.

"He is a horse I have the utmost confidence in and I think he is a very nice horse but whether he is a bumper horse, I don't know. Whatever he does, as long as he is a lucky horse, he could win a very nice race one day."

5 March 2015

Ryanair the target for Foxrock
BHA points to whip rule success
Appeal success for Thornton
King Zeroes in on Albert Bartlett
Estrella out of luck in record bid
O'Brien dominates Derby possibles
Coney heads RSA contenders
Big guns stand Champion ground
Long-absent Jack back at Sandown
World misses Bumper run
Chase aims for Cloonacool
Bidourey leads Imperial charge
Ricci highlights Power claims
O'Connor Right for Job
Summers day of reckoning
McCoy honoured by Cheltenham
Now is the right time - Hughes
Fehily gets Kitten Champion nod
Elm blossoming for Guineas date
Cheltenham braced for Power surge
Sceaux stands out in Arkle list
Douvan dominates Supreme list
Games leads Ferguson charge
Cyclone confirmed for Ryanair run
Hard graft key to Govaness dream

4 March 2015

Hughes to retire at end of season
La Estrella on the brink of history
One shines in final school
No major withdrawals from National
Punchestown option for O Maonlai
One shines in final school
Panther on Gold trail
Rock riding plans undecided
Time likely to skip Festival test
Mick misses out
Nacarat suffers fatal injury
Juddmonte 'best race in the world'
Imperial ground worry for Ferguson
Flintshire enjoys Sheema prep
Thakhira on Wulfruna trail
Plastic perfect for Grugy
Queen out to rule at Cheltenham
Chesterfield blow for Ferguson
Cyclone edges towards Ryanair

3 March 2015

Birthday celebration for O'Sullevan
George backs Stellar to star
Balmusette books Newbury berth
Bishop sights set on Fred Winter
Mullins ponders Alderwood gameplan
Chance of a lifetime for Mullins
Kyle hit by Festival fever
Ayr-bound Victory swerves Festival
Winner strikes JCR sponsorship deal
Fontwell washed away
Cue Card out of Cheltenham
Riches camp 'all over' Lough
Waterlogged Fontwell inspects
Waterlogged Fontwell inspects
Sensation ready for Grand Annual
Waterlogged Fontwell inspects
McCoy shines on Sivola
Weekend plan for Lincoln hope Boy
Arzal seeking change of luck
Bentelimar booked for Supreme rule
Watering possible at Cheltenham
Aintree beckons for Milan
Dundalk unlikely for Byron
Sizing team to make late call
Hobbs unveils Cheltenham hopes

2 March 2015

Wincanton Thursday abandoned
Cops on patrol for Pertemps
Stars on show at Cheltenham
Codd angling for Festival glory
Duke set Carlisle agenda
Prospects bleak at Wincanton
Moon camp wary of Irish threat
Magic McCoy on target with Fredo
Azorian back in winning groove
Berlais lands Auteuil prize
Fred Winter favoured for Berbas

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