The Limpley Stoke handler’s pair feature among 29 horses left in contention at the latest forfeit stage for Saturday’s Grade Three prize.
Impulsive Star will be bidding for back-to-back wins after opening his account over fences in the Classic Chase at Warwick, while stablemate Carole’s Destrier will look to turn the tables after finishing fourth in the same race.
Mulholland said: “The race suits both horses. Carole’s Destrier would not want it too soft – but then the other lad appeared to like good ground as well.
“We wouldn’t want it too soft on Saturday, so we will have a look and see what it it’s like.
“Impulsive Star deserved to win a race like that last time, because his form was there in the book. It was nice to break his maiden tag over fences in it.
“They weren’t overly hard on him, and a 6lb rise was fair enough.
“Carole’s Destrier finished fourth that day but is now meeting him 6lb better off. He didn’t get a very clear run last time.
“They are two closely-matched horses.”
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