Irilut, a winner at the last Dunthrop meeting, near Chipping Norton, is set to return to the course for the Bicester with Whaddon Chase Hunt fixture on Sunday.

The 12-year-old gelding from Robert Waley-Cohen's Edge Hill yard, near Banbury, landed the men's open for the Lord Ashton of Hyde's Cup at the Heythrop meeting.

It made him the holder of two of the sport's four feature races, having landed the Lady Dudley Cup at Chaddesley Corbett last term.

However, his bid to make it a 'classic' treble came unstuck when he was beaten by Man From Highworth in the Coronation Gold Cup at Larkhill.

Irilut is likely to be a warm order to regain winning ways here.

The Hookie Bookie, an impressive winner of the confined for Jimmy Tarry's Preston Capes yard at the Heythrop fixture, could prove one of his main rivals.

Blue Business, who took the ladies' open at the Heythrop meeting for Droitwich trainer-jockey Angela Rucker, is on course to repeat that success.

Chicuelo, who was seven lengths back in third, could renew rivalry.

With the end of point-to-point racing at nearby Mollington, it will be the first time this meeting has taken place at Dunthrop.

The first of seven races is at noon. For the latest information call Talking Point 09068 446061 or visit