Henry de Bromhead will try to win the Grade 1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle next Saturday for the second year in a row. The Co Waterford trainer saddled Identity Thief to win the two-mile event in 2015 and this weekend he will send the grey Petit Mouchoir to Newcastle. Petit Mouchoir was placed in Grade 1 company at both Aintree and Punchestown last spring but was a modest third at Down Royal on his reappearance two weeks ago.

Gigginstown House Stud, owners of Petit Mouchoir, also have the option of running Apple's Jade in the Fighting Fifth. She was the best juvenile hurdler in training last season, winning at Aintree and Punchestown, but was only second on her first run for Gordon Elliott at Down Royal in the same race as Petit Mouchoir.