Carberry coveted for Foildubh role

John Ryan is hoping Paul Carberry will be free to take the mount on Foildubh in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown.

The County Tipperary owner/trainer is keen on a crack at the prestigious Grade One feature for his nine-year-old - but is adamant he will not run if Carberry is unavailable.

Carberry steered Foildubh to victory from Willie Mullins' highly-rated French import Rubi Ball over hurdles at Thurles last month, only to fall in the Hilly Way Chase at Cork on Sunday.

"Foildubh is perfect, he is 100%. He is in great form, and he will probably run in the Lexus if Paul Carberry is available," said Ryan.

"If his isn't available we will look at something else for him."