Max Dynamite is set to return to action in the Guinness Galway Hurdle next week.

Second in the Melbourne Cup in November 2015, he has only run twice since, when third at Sandown and well beaten in the Gold Cup at Ascot last summer.

Before winning the Lonsdale Cup at York the year before, he chased home Quick Jack in Ireland's richest hurdle race.

"He goes for the Galway Hurdle and I'm happy with him again. He's had his troubles such as pulled muscles and being lame but he's fine again now and working well," said trainer Willie Mullins in the Irish Times.

Mullins has seven entries, including top-weight Clondaw Warrior, who won the race last year, and Grade 1-winning mare Airlie Beach.

"She might find this tough off her mark," said Mullins.