Klassical Dream set to follow up stunning Punchestown triumph by taking on Champion Hurdle winner Honeysuckle at Fairyhouse
- Klassical Dream looks set for a seasonal debut clash with Honeysuckle
- Trainer Willie Mullins has the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham on his agenda
- Klassical Dream overcame a near 500-day lay-off to saunter to Punchestown win
Klassical Dream, who overcame a near 500-day lay-off to saunter to a nine-length win in the Grade One Champion Stayers’ Hurdle at Punchestown in April, looks set for a seasonal debut clash with Champion Hurdle winner Honeysuckle in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on November 28.
Trainer Willie Mullins said: ‘It was eye-opening what he did in Punchestown. The Hatton’s Grace is a great starting point.’
Klassical Dream, who won the 2019 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, has the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in March on his agenda.
Mullins also confirmed his intention to give 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner and 2021 third Al Boum Photo a busier season.
For the last two seasons Al Boum Photo has made his seasonal debut at Tramore on New Year’s Day and that is a target again.
Trainer Henry de Bromhead said Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Minella Indo is set to run in the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.