FRANCE: Mullins and Russell face cross-country test

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By Desmond Stoneham
Racing Post

Uncle Junior

“We’ve booked Davy Russell this time – if you can get the champion jockey you might as well do it!”, he said.

Paul Carberry will partner the Tony Martin-trained Saddlers Storm, who has four lengths to find with Uncle Junior after his first attempt over the banks course at Punchestown last month.

The Irish challenge is completed by veteran A New Story, trained by Michael Hourigan, and ridden by Adrian Heskin, with the partnership hoping to improve on last year’s fourth.

Britain is represented by the Nick Williams-trained Maljimar and Wedger Pardy, Kim Bailey’s first runner in France.

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