Willie Mullins is set to break new ground this week by having his first runner at Market Rasen.
The serial Irish champion trainer intends running Panic Attack, an unraced four-year-old daughter of Canford Cliffs, in the Alan Swinbank Mares' Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race at the Lincolnshire course on Thursday.
The Listed contest carries a first prize of £11,390 and the money on offer has been an influencing factor in Mullins sending her across the water.
“We have an entry in the bumper and hopefully we’ll take it up,” Mullins told Racing TV. “She was balloted out of a similar race at Cheltenham, I hadn’t even thought of that possibility so it was a surprise, but you live and learn every day.
“My owners are adventurous enough and they are keen to travel for the prize money. She’s in good order and we’ll see what she can do.”
Fellow Irish trainers Mags Mullins and Declan Queally have also made entries in Lady Temperance and The Getaway Star respectively.
Mullins had 117 winners in Britain at 11 different tracks. Seventy of his victors have been at Cheltenham.
This season he has had eight runners in Britain, but has yet to have a winner.
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