Pulled out due to quick ground on Monday, Divine Rhapsody (7:40) is fancied to land the 3m K.S.P.C.A. Maiden Hurdle at Punchestown this evening.
The five-year-old won the Goffs Land Rover Bumper here at the 2010 Festival and his next outing came in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in March, some 11 months later.
He finished seventh to Cheltenian that day and the way he stayed on stoutly up the hill suggests that the trip should be right up his street on his debut over obstacles.
At Worcester, Raslan was the pick of the five runners in the Pauline Whitehouse Memorial Beginners’ Chase over hurdles, but King’s Legacy (6:50) appeals as the type to come in to his own over fences and Paul Nicholls’ charge is fancied to make a winning debut.
A winner of a Kempton bumper and a Taunton novice hurdle, arguably his best effort came when third behind Grands Crus in a hot race at Cheltenham last November.