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Top novices at Leopardstown

Dual Cheltenham Festival hero Champagne Fever and Grade One winner Don Cossack are the headline acts at Leopardstown on Saturday

The pair are among nine entries for the Boylesports.com Killiney Novice Chase.

The Willie Mullins-trained Champagne Fever was beaten by Defy Logic over two miles at Christmas and would be stepping back up in trip to two miles and five furlongs.

Don Cossack lost out narrowly to Morning Assembly in the Florida Pearl Novice Chase but won the Drinmore in determined fashion, beating Galway Plate winner Carlingford Lough.

Mullins has several other top-class options, including Felix Yonger, who was surprisingly beaten by also-entered stablemate The Paparrazi Kid at Limerick.

The exciting Mozoltov and Djakadam could also run for the champion trainer.

Dessie Hughes has entered Bright New Dawn, who disappointed last time out, while Noel Meade can call on Mullaghanoe River and Road To Riches.