Interesting entry for the Triumph

Thu 31st Jan 2013, 12:22

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Favourite Far West heads 58 entries revealed on Thursday for the Cheltenham Festival's juvenile championship contest, the JCB Triumph Hurdle.

The unbeaten Far West is one of six possible runners from the stable of champion trainer Paul Nicholls, who has also put in Irish Saint, second in last weekend's Triumph Trial at Cheltenham, with Sametegal, Caid Du Berlais, Lac Fontana and Brinestine. Neither of the last two named are yet to see a hurdle in public.

John Ferguson, who has made a number of interesting entries in the novice hurdles, has put in Chepstow winner Ruacana and Bordoni, who was clear when running out at the second-last flight at Ludlow earlier this month.

Diakali and Dogora are two strong-looking entries from the five put in by Irish champion Willie Mullins.

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