Mount kicks off chase career
Mount Benbulben makes his debut over fences in Wednesday's Panoramic Restaurant Raceday Hospitality Beginners Chase at Punchestown.
The seven-year-old, a winning point-to-pointer, won a Grade Two at Navan last season before chasing home Boston Bob in a Grade One back at that track.
He was last seen finishing seventh in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham in March behind the ill-fated Brindisi Breeze on ground which he found too quick.
"I can't wait to get him back out," said his trainer Gordon Elliott.
"He's schooled very well and he's always been viewed by us as a chaser.
"We've not been able to get him away for a racecourse gallop though, so he is bound to come on for the run.
"He looks made for fences. He was good last year but we hope he'll have an even better season this year."