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Dunguib team eyeing Boyne bid

Dunguib is more likely to contest Sunday's Ladbrokes Boyne Hurdle at Navan than the Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran 24 hours earlier.

Trainer Philip Fenton, buoyed by the Hennessy success of Last Instalment, is not keen on meeting the likes of Un De Sceaux on the wrong weight terms.

Instead, the 2009 Champion Bumper winner will step up in trip for the two-mile-five-furlong Grade Two.

"He seems to be in great form, but he is a good bit wrong at the weights with a few horses on Saturday, so I am leaning more towards running him on Sunday - I'd say it is 60/40 in favour of Navan at the minute," said Fenton.

"That race is over two miles and five, but I don't think that will be an issue for him and he handles soft ground well.

"We are looking at a couple of the handicaps for him at Cheltenham, but we'll get the weekend out of the way first."

Gordon Elliott will be represented by Un Beau Matin, second to stablemate Mala Beach last time out in the Galmoy Hurdle.

"He is in good form, he ran well the last day at Gowran and he loves this soft ground. The plan is for him to run on Sunday," he said.

Ted Walsh's Foxrock, ante-post favourite for the four-mile National Hunt Chase next month, will have his prep run in the Ten Up Novice Chase.

"All being well he'll go to Navan and he seems to be in good form," said Walsh.