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Town set to represent New connections in Weatherbys Champion Bumper

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New To This Town will take his chance in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper after being snapped up by leading owners Alan and Ann Potts.

The Jessica Harrington-trained five-year-old made a successful debut at Thurles in December before claiming the notable scalp of fellow Weatherbys Champion Bumper candidate Avenir D'Une Vie at Gowran a month later.

New To This Town will carry the colours made famous by Sizing Europe for the first time at the Cheltenham Festival, with the owners' retained rider Jonathan Burke expected to take over in the saddle from the trainer's daughter, Kate Harrington.

Harrington said: "We've been happy with him since his last run and the form has worked out well.

"All being well, he'll be heading to Cheltenham and being by Milan, you would like to think he'll be suited by better ground.

"We're presuming Johnny (Burke) will ride him."

New To This Town will be one of five runners at Prestbury Park for the stable.

"Rock On The Moor and Keppols Queen will both run in the mares' race, Rock The World is going over and so is Oscar Sam," said the trainer.

"We have the five of them all together and hopefully they'll go there with each-way chances."