MALONE ROAD will have it much tougher than he did on hurdling debut at Kilbeggan, but he's taken to come through with flying colours. Unbeaten now after a point-to-point and bumper successes, that last win came off a 642-day break. Connections are doubtless keen to make up for lost time, and the Kalanisi gelding reportedly came out of his last appearance in very good form. This looks a nice slot for the six-year-old. Coincidentally all these runners appeared at Kilbeggan last time. Anakar will justifiably be a huge price. Cases can be built for all the others though. N'golo does have to bounce back from a shocker when pulled up just over a month ago. Wajaaha and Fusain may be best placed to contend strongly at the business end.
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