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No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
1 Across The Bay (IRE)
8 b g Bob's Return (IRE) - The Southern (IRE) (Glacial Storm (USA))
82425P Scotch Piper Syndicate
J M Maguire
D McCain Jnr
He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Pulled up 2 out when 16-1 at Cheltenham over 3m (good) in a hurdle race won by Cape Tribulation last month on his latest outing.
2 Big Buck's (FR)
9 b g Cadoudal (FR) - Buck's (FR) (Le Glorieux)
11-1111 The Stewart Family
P F Nicholls
Has won 18 hurdle races and three chases from 2m 1f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race when 5-6fav in the Group 1 Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham over 3m (good) last month, beating Voler La Vedette by 1 3/4l. Has won 3 times this season.
3 Crack Away Jack (GB)
8 ch g Gold Away (IRE) - Jolly Harbour (Rudimentary (USA))
4/8P-50P GDM Partnership
T R George
He has won three hurdle races and a chase at 2m on good and good to soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Pulled up 2 out when 13-2 in the Group 3 Byrne Group Plate at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good) in a Grade 3 chase won by Salut Flo last month on his latest outing. Having his first run for a new stable today.
4 Poungach (FR)
6 b g Daliapour (IRE) - Shalaine (FR) (Double Bed (FR))
131-12 Donlon, Doyle, Macdonald & Webb
D A Jacob
P F Nicholls
He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 6f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 2l by Oscar Whisky when second of 4 at 15-8 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (good to soft) in January.
5 Restless Harry (GB)
8 b g Sir Harry Lewis (USA) - Restless Native (IRE) (Be My Native (USA))
323410 Mr R G Whitehead
Winner of five hurdle races from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Cape Tribulation when 11th of 24 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 3m (good) last month. Has won at Haydock and Wetherby this season.
6 Smad Place (FR)
5 gr g Smadoun (FR) - Bienna Star (FR) (Village Star (FR))
310-123 Mrs Peter Andrews
He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 3f on good to soft ground. Third of 11 behind Big Buck's beaten 9l at 20-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham over 3m (good) last month.
7 Tidal Bay (IRE)
11 b g Flemensfirth (USA) - June's Bride (IRE) (Le Moss)
26U-325 Andrea & Graham Wylie
P F Nicholls
Has won five hurdle races and six chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 20l behind Long Run when last of 5 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Betfair Denman Chase at Newbury over 3m (good to soft) in February.
8 Won In The Dark (IRE)
8 b g Montjeu (IRE) - Meseta (Lion Cavern (USA))
346223 Mr Gerard Crehan
A E Lynch
Miss S J Harty
Winner of six hurdle races from 2m to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to soft, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 5 behind Oilily beaten 5l at 4-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cork over 2m 4f (yielding) last month.
BIG BUCK'S, successful in four Cheltenham World Hurdles and bidding to complete the same sequence in this event, has a clear-cut opportunity to continue his remarkable winning streak. Paul Nicholls' brilliant hurdler has won 16 races on the bounce since having his attentions turned back to timber and can see off the challenges of his two stablemates, Tidal Bay and the relatively unexposed Poungach. Smad Place, only a five-year-old himself, ran a fine third to Big Buck's at Cheltenham and could yet have more offer, although he will probably be seen to best effect when tackling fences next term. Restless Harry, Across The Bay and Crack Away Jack also ran at the Festival but were all beaten out of sight in handicaps, while last year's third Won In The Dark hasn't been in the same form since.