PAUL NICHOLLS is hoping Act Of Valour retains his Triumph Hurdle dream alive with victory within the wager365 Summit Juvenile Hurdle at Doncaster.
The three-year-old made a promising begin for Nicholls when successful on his hurdling debut at Newcastle.
The Ditcheat handler stated: “He schooled at residence on Thursday morning. He’s a pleasant horse and we actually like him.
“He received effectively final time at Newcastle, so we’ll see how he will get on now we’re stepping him up in school.”
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1.55 Cheltenham – Ms Parfois: ‘In all probability discovered 3m a bit too far on her chase debut at Uttoxeter final month. I’m anticipating her to enhance for that run’ (add to your betslip)
2.30 Cheltenham – Robinsfirth: ‘Hasn’t stood a lot racing over time however there’s little question he’s helpful and he made a promising return’ (add to your betslip)
three.05 Cheltenham – Bless The Wings: ‘He’s been pulled up in each his races this season however he’s obtained loads of good kind round this distinctive observe’ (add to your betslip)
three.40 Cheltenham – The Dutchman: ‘There’s each likelihood he’s nonetheless properly handled and the step up in distance shouldn’t be an issue’ (add to your betslip)
Alan King runs an honest yardstick in Metropolis Dreamer who has received two of his six begins over hurdles.
King informed www.alankingracing.co.uk: “He received effectively at Fontwell and Market Rasen and was by no means disgraced in going that was too smooth for him within the Wensleydale at Wetherby.
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“The handicapper clearly thinks a bit of him as he has him on a mark of 132, and I hope he’s right, but the better the surface, the better his chance.”
Nicky Henderson is represented by We Have A Dream, a French import who won at Warwick on his debut for the yard by 10 lengths.
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The other Grade 2 on the card is the bet365 December Novices’ Chase with only four runners declared – Braqueur D’Or, Ballycrystal, Rocklander and Keeper Hill.