Hidden Cyclone Heads Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase Entries

Hidden Cyclone did not feature among the entries for the Grade 2 Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase that was lost to the weather last weekend, but ‘Shark’ Hanlon’s ten-year-old heads eight fresh entries for the rescheduled Grade 2 event at Cork on Sunday. An impressive winner of thetote.com Fortria Chase at Navan a month ago, Hidden Cyclone unseated his rider at the ninth fence in the Grade 1 John Durkan Punchestown Chase and could make a quick return in the €47,500 event that has also attracted Felix Yonger and Days Hotel, first and third in the race last year. The Willie Mullins-trained Felix Yonger made a promising return to action when finishing third behind Road To Riches in the Grade 2 Clonmel Oil Chase last month and the champion trainer has also entered Mozoltov and Twinlight, the 2013 Kerry Group Hilly Chase winner. Days Hotel, runner-up to Hidden Cyclone at Navan last time, won the race in 2012 and he looks set to represent trainer Henry de Bromhead while Gordon Elliott can choose between his Grade 1 winner Clarcam and Bright New Dawn who was runner up to Road To Riches at Clonmel. Also entered is Philip Dempsey’s fine mare Jacksonslady, the winner of eight races. The Grade 3 Kerry Group Stayers Hurdle has attracted an entry of 11, including the Willie Mullins-trained Gangster, a winner over hurdles at both Roscommon and Listowel. Gordon Elliott has entered both his impressive Clonmel winner Jetstream Jack and Cogryhill while another interesting contender in the €32,500 event would be Damut, the winner of his last four starts, including two at Cork. Eight entries have been received for the €37,000 Grade 3 Kerry Group EBF Mares Novice Chase including Gordon Elliott’s recent Fairyhouse winner Miss Dinamic and the Mick Winters-trained Perfect Woman, another that has been successful on each of her last four starts.