Willie Mullins may be as short as 1/50 to be champion British jumps trainer but he has not leaving anything to chance and has entered 25 horses for Sandown's 'finale' card on Saturday.

Four winners at Ayr on Saturday - including the Scottish Grand National - put Mullins over £170,000 clear of nearest rival Dan Skelton in the British championship. Even if Mullins did not have any runners in Sandown it's highly unlikely that his prize money total would be headed by Skelton or third-placed Paul Nicholls, but the Co Carlow trainer is not taking the title for granted and has entered stars such as El Fabiolo and Gaelic Warrior at Sandown.

Both horses are entered for the Grade 1 £170,000 bet365 Celebration Chase, along with stable companions Appreciate It, Dysart Dynamo and Saint Sam. Henry de Bromhead has entered Cheltenham hero Captain Guinness for the same race while Nicky Henderson has engaged Jonbon. Editeur Du Gite and Edwardstone are also among the 14 entries, while Dan Skelton has entered Nube Negra and new recruit Harper’s Brook.

Nicky Henderson said of Jonbon's plans: "We are thinking we’re going to Sandown, that’s the plan at the moment, we’re just a little concerned he’s had to start watering quite early. As long as it is safe.

“We did the two (Aintree and Sandown) last year, so it pricked our ears to it again. Punchestown is an option but I’d rather not be travelling, as it would be safer to stay in England, to be honest.”

Paul Nicholls’ Threeunderthrufive is left at the top of the weights for the bet365 Gold Cup. Last year’s winner Kitty’s Light remains in contention, with Le Milos carrying the flag for Skelton.

Mullins has left in four, with Nick Rockett and Minella Cocooner his main hopes.

Impaire Et Passe and Langer Dan could meet again in the bet365 Select Hurdle, in which Skelton has also entered My Drogo.


Current Going: Good

1:50pm bet365 Novices' Championship Final Handicap Hurdle 1m 7f 216y

Act of Authority (FR) 6 Mrs Diana L. Whateley Olly Murphy Sean Bowen

An Bradan Feasa (IRE) 4 Mrs Mary-Ann Middleton Jack Jones Tom Bellamy

Ballee (IRE) 5 The Ballee Syndicate Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Be Aware (FR) 5 Mr Andrew L. Cohen Dan Skelton

Cannock Park 6 Thomas & Robson Paul Robson Craig Nichol

Court In The Act (IRE) 5 Heart of the South Racing 132 Harry Derham Paul O'Brien

Diamond Dice (IRE) 5 Private Harley Street Clinic Limited Jonjo O'Neill

Fiercely Proud (IRE) 5 Mr T. P. Radford Ben Pauling Kielan Woods

Fire Flyer (IRE) 6 Mr Michael Geoghegan Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden

Geezer Rockstar (IRE) 5 Doubtfire, Haring, Thornton & Davies Harry Fry

Golden Maverick (FR) 4 RaceShare - Golden Maverick Jamie Snowden

Goonhilly (IRE) 6 Mr William Woodhouse Dan Skelton Harry Skelton

Got Grey (FR) 5 Only Here For The Beer Helen Nelmes Charlie Price (3)

Go To War (IRE) 6 Mr Grant Leon Fergal O'Brien

Hamsiyann (IRE) 4 Mr P. Davies A. J. Martin Ireland Sean Bowen

Helnwein (IRE) 6 Noel Fehily Racing Syndicates Helnwein Alan King

Highway One O Five (IRE) 5 Mr Anthony Ward-Thomas Chris Gordon

Just One Surf (FR) 5 Aura Racing Warren Greatrex James Bowen

King of Tara 5 Brogan Group Jonjo O'Neill

Lario (GER) 5 OLBG Racing Club Harry Derham Alice Stevens (5)

Maasai Mara 4 Exors of the Late Mr K W Bell John O'Shea

Morning Soldier (IRE) 5 Mrs Rita Byrne Thomas Mullins Ireland Not Qualified

Panjari (IRE) 6 Neil Smith & Alfie Smith Paul Nicholls Freddie Gingell (5)

Secret Squirrel 5 Mrs M. D. W. Morrison Hughie Morrison David Bass

Spirits Bay 6 Mr & Mrs P Carter, J.A.B Old, M Sanders Nigel Twiston-Davies Jordan Nailor

Steel Ally (FR) 6 Walters Plant Hire Ltd Sam Thomas Sam Twiston-Davies

The Good Doctor (FR) 5 The Aldaniti Partnership Ben Pauling

Yellow Star (FR) 4 Mr Tim Lord KC and Mr G L Moore Gary Moore

28 entries

2:25pm bet365 Oaksey Chase (Grade 2) 2m 6f 164y

Ahoy Senor (IRE) 9 Wymer & Russell Lucinda Russell

Al Dancer (FR) 11 Walters Plant Hire Ltd Sam Thomas

Appreciate It (IRE) 10 Miss M. A. Masterson W. P. Mullins Ireland

Asterion Forlonge (FR) 10 Mrs J. Donnelly W. P. Mullins Ireland

Bachasson (FR) 13 Ms Catherine P. O'Connell W. P. Mullins Ireland

Easy Game (FR) 10 Mr Nick Peacock W. P. Mullins Ireland

Fantastic Lady (FR) 9 Mr E. R. Hanbury Nicky Henderson

Flegmatik (FR) 9 Exors of the late Mr N. W. Lake Dan Skelton

Ga Law (FR) 8 The Footie Partnership Jamie Snowden Gavin Sheehan

Harper's Brook (IRE) 8 The Megsons Dan Skelton

Hitman (FR) 8 Mason, Hogarth, Ferguson & Done Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden

James du Berlais (FR) 8 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Journey With Me (IRE) 8 Robcour Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Jungle Boogie (IRE) 10 Mr Malcolm C. Denmark Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Sail Away (FR) 8 Mr and Mrs J. D. Cotton Dan Skelton

Straw Fan Jack 9 Mr Graham Wilson Sheila Lewis Sean Houlihan

The Real Whacker (IRE) 8 Neville, Mann, Duffus, Dennis-Price Patrick Neville Sam Twiston-Davies

17 entries

3:00pm bet365 Celebration Chase (Grade 1) 1m 7f 99y

Appreciate It (IRE) 10 Miss M. A. Masterson W. P. Mullins Ireland

Boothill (IRE) 9 Brian & Sandy Lambert Harry Fry Jonathan Burke

Captain Guinness (IRE) 9 Declan Landy Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Dysart Dynamo (IRE) 8 Ms Eleanor Manning W. P. Mullins Ireland

Editeur du Gite (FR) 10 The Preston Family, Friends & T Jacobs Gary Moore

Edwardstone 10 Robert Abrey & Ian Thurtle Alan King

El Fabiolo (FR) 7 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Elixir de Nutz (FR) 10 Mr Terry Warner Joe Tizzard

Gaelic Warrior (GER) 6 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Harper's Brook (IRE) 8 The Megsons Dan Skelton

Jonbon (FR) 8 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

Maskada (FR) 8 M. K. Mariga Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Nube Negra (SPA) 10 Mr T. Spraggett Dan Skelton Harry Skelton

Saint Sam (FR) 7 Mr Edward J. Ware W. P. Mullins Ireland

14 entries

3:35pm bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) 3m 4f 146y

Threeunderthrufive (IRE) 9 12 0 McNeill Family Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden

Does He Know 9 11 12 Yes He Does Syndicate Kim Bailey David Bass

Sam Brown 12 11 12 Mr T. C. Frost Anthony Honeyball

Minella Cocooner (IRE) 8 11 9 Mr David Bobbett W. P. Mullins Ireland

Le Milos 9 11 7 The Jolly Good Partnership Dan Skelton

Nick Rockett (IRE) 7 11 5 Stewart & Sadie Andrew W. P. Mullins Ireland

The Goffer (IRE) 7 11 5 Mr Allan Snow Gordon Elliott Ireland

Kitty's Light 8 11 3 R J Bedford & All Stars Sports Racing Christian Williams

Kinondo Kwetu 8 11 2 Gunalt Partnership Sam England

Annual Invictus (IRE) 9 11 1 Mr Thomas Michael Smith Chris Gordon

Amirite (IRE) 8 11 0 Patrick Hale Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Aime Desjy (FR) 9 10 13 Roaringwater Syndicate W. P. Mullins Ireland

Courtland (IRE) 9 10 13 Miss Jayne Brace & Mr Gwyn Brace Peter Bowen

Slipway (IRE) 9 10 10 Mrs S. N. J. Embiricos Ben Pauling

Rapper 10 10 10 The Home Farm Partnership Henry Daly Richard Patrick

Fortescue 10 10 9 Mrs L Nixon Henry Daly

Certainly Red 10 10 7 The Venetian Lad Partnership Lydia Richards

Farceur du Large (FR) 9 10 7 RC Syndicate II Jamie Snowden

Guetapan Collonges (FR) 8 10 6 Mr John P. McManus Charlie Longsdon

Enrilo (FR) 10 10 6 Martin Broughton & Friends 4 Paul Nicholls Angus Cheleda (5)

Bangers And Cash (IRE) 8 10 4 OAP II Ben Pauling

Weveallbeencaught (IRE) 7 10 4 Jimmy & Susie Wenman Edward & Jane James Nigel Twiston-Davies

Flash Collonges (FR) 9 10 2 The Gi Gi Syndicate Paul Nicholls

Flash de Touzaine (FR) 9 10 2 J Carthy/E Nolan/K. P. Ryan/Mrs A Doyle Miss Liz Doyle Ireland

Full Back (FR) 9 10 2 Mr Ashley Head Gary Moore

We'llhavewan (IRE) 9 9 13 Bowes Lodge Stables W. P. Mullins Ireland

Your Own Story (IRE) 8 9 12 Mrs J Kehoe, Wymer & Russell Lucinda Russell

Magna Sam 10 9 8 Mr S. Price Alastair Ralph

28 confirmations

4:10pm bet365 Select Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m 5f 110y

Asterion Forlonge (FR) 10 Mrs J. Donnelly W. P. Mullins Ireland

Bachasson (FR) 13 Ms Catherine P. O'Connell W. P. Mullins Ireland

Ballyadam (IRE) 9 Cheveley Park Stud Henry de Bromhead Ireland

Blueking d'Oroux (FR) 5 Mrs Johnny de la Hey Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden

Botox Has (FR) 8 John and Yvonne Stone Gary Moore

Brewin'upastorm (IRE) 11 Mrs Barbara Hester Olly Murphy Sean Bowen

Call Me Lord (FR) 11 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nicky Henderson

Impaire Et Passe (FR) 6 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Kateira 7 Little Lodge Farm & Dan Skelton Dan Skelton Harry Skelton

Langer Dan (IRE) 8 Mr Colm Donlon Dan Skelton

My Drogo 9 Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes Dan Skelton

Sir Gerhard (IRE) 9 Cheveley Park Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Springwell Bay 7 Mrs Gay Smith Jonjo O'Neill Jonjo O'Neill Jr.

West Balboa (IRE) 8 Bullen-Smith & Faulks Dan Skelton

14 entries

4:45pm bet365 Josh Gifford Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 4f 10y

A Different Kind (IRE) 7 Mr Dene Rowe Donald McCain

Bourbali (FR) 7 W Pope, E Legg, M Green & T Swaffield Joe Tizzard

Bowtogreatness (IRE) 8 Harry Redknapp & Sophie Pauling Ben Pauling

Dreal Deal (IRE) 9 M. Devlin/P. Smith/N. O' Hare/C. Wylie John McConnell Ireland

Duhallow Tommy (IRE) 6 Mr John Terry Toby Lawes

Feu Du Bresil (FR) 9 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland

Glory And Honour (IRE) 8 Ursa Ellerby & Partner Sam England

Golden Son (FR) 6 Mrs Johnny de la Hey Paul Nicholls

Invincible Nao (FR) 6 Paye, Darsey & Jamieson Gary Moore

Issar d'Airy (FR) 6 Mr Tommy Ware & Mr G L Moore Gary Moore

Kotmask (FR) 6 Aura Racing Gary Moore

Martator (FR) 7 Camilla Norton Venetia Williams

Mayhem Mya 7 Mr G. Thompson Chris Honour

Mole Court (IRE) 7 Elizabeth and Oliver Troup Ben Pauling

Mylesfromwicklow (IRE) 7 Norman Lake & Susan Carsberg Dan Skelton

Nickle Back (IRE) 8 The Friday Lunch Club Sarah Humphrey James Best

Outlaw Peter (IRE) 8 The Stewart Family,Dench,Ferguson&Mason Paul Nicholls

Persian Time 6 McNeill Family & Stone Family Nicky Henderson

Sure Touch 8 Geegeez.co.uk OM & Partner Olly Murphy

Tactical Move (IRE) 10 Mrs J. Donnelly W. P. Mullins Ireland

Terresita (IRE) 7 Mr R Peters and Mr T Ford Lucy Wadham

The King of Ryhope 8 Spectre Racing - The King Of Ryhope Dan Skelton

Tightenourbelts (IRE) 7 Salvo & Alex Giannini, A Gemmell Emma Lavelle

Western Zephyr (IRE) 7 Swanee River Partnership Charlie Longsdon Sean Bowen

Weveallbeencaught (IRE) 7 Jimmy & Susie Wenman Edward & Jane James Nigel Twiston-Davies

25 entries

5:20pm bet365 Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f 173y

Arqoob (IRE) 6 Little Staughton Farms Ltd Lucy Wadham Bryony Frost

Authorised Speed (FR) 7 Gallagher Bloodstock Limited Gary Moore

Bad (FR) 5 Mr D. P. Howden Ben Pauling

Captain Cody (IRE) 6 V Caldwell/A Shamoon/Mrs A Shamoon Ibgi W. P. Mullins Ireland

Classic Anthem (IRE) 6 The Minions Jim Boyle Robert Dunne

Classic Lord (GER) 6 Mr R Cox & The Pant Wilkin Partnership Tim Vaughan

Doyen Quest (IRE) 6 Exors of the late Mr N. W. Lake Dan Skelton

Emailandy (IRE) 6 The Brooks & Stewart Families Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden

Get A Tonic (IRE) 8 Cherry Knoll Farm, M&T Ward & D Skelton Dan Skelton

Gold Dancer (FR) 5 Gigginstown House Stud W. P. Mullins Ireland

Icare Allen (FR) 6 Mr John P. McManus Jonjo O'Neill

Ike Sport (FR) 6 The Chosen Few Neil Mulholland

Issam (FR) 6 Lady Gibbings Tom Symonds Jordan Nailor

Kamaxos (FR) 7 Value Rater Ltd & Partner Roger Teal Lilly Pinchin

Lookaway (IRE) 7 Peter Beadles Neil King Jack Quinlan

Luttrell Lad (IRE) 8 Owners for Owners Luttrell Lad Tom Lacey

Mahons Glory (IRE) 8 C Nightingale & Hold My Beer Partnership Patrick Neville Sam Twiston-Davies

Mark of Gold 7 Stevie Fisher & Friends Gary Moore

Monviel (IRE) 7 Dr V. M. G. Ferguson Harry Derham Paul O'Brien

O'Moore Park (IRE) 7 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins Ireland Not Qualified

Ocastle des Mottes (FR) 5 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins Ireland

Pic Roc (IRE) 6 Mrs Emma Kendall Ben Pauling

Rambo T (IRE) 7 Mpb Contractors Limited Olly Murphy Sean Bowen

Red Risk (FR) 9 Middleham Park Racing XLIV & A&J Ryan Paul Nicholls

Sa Majeste (FR) 6 Mr John P. McManus W. P. Mullins Ireland

Skycutter (FR) 6 The French Connection Dan Skelton

Spirit d'Aunou (FR) 5 Heart of the South Racing 130 Gary Moore

Springwell Bay 7 Mrs Gay Smith Jonjo O'Neill

Will Carver (IRE) 9 Owners Group 064 Nicky Henderson

29 entries