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Samakaan can book his ticket to Cheltenham for the Irish Independent Arkle Trophy by winning the Appetence Food & Wine Novices' Chase at Plumpton on Monday.

The seven-year-old is one of four entries from the Venetia Williams stable for the two-mile novice chasers' championship at the Festival.

The Hereford trainer must rate the gelding highly as the entry was made before his sole run over fences.

That came at Folkestone two weeks ago when Samakaan jumped well and was never asked a serious question in beating Willy Willy by 19 lengths, though the race lost a lot of its interest when the odds-on favourite Mr Markham was pulled up.

However, Samakaan did everything asked of him and can follow up in style.

Juyush finally got off the mark over fences at Fontwell last Monday by beating Nethertara by a distance.

His trainer Paul Nicholls is likely to keep the eight-year-old to small races like the three-and-a-quarter mile Heart of Sussex Novices' Chase before stepping the former smart Flat and hurdles performer up in class.

Plumpton specialist It's Wallace can register her sixth course win by defying top weight in the Tote Lady In Red Hurdle (Showcase Handicap).

Nova Rose looked a useful prospect when opening her account over timber at Southwell last month and can carry on the good work in the EBF Panacur Guard Mares' Only 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle at Hereford.

Graham McCourt's veteran Hawaiian Youth can belie his age in the Valentines Day Handicap Chase.

The 12-year-old, a winner here in December, was a creditable third to Siberian Mystic in a competitive heat at Ludlow last month.

Sir Mark Prescott's French Spice can end her racing career with a bang by recording her seventh successive victory in the Bet Direct From Littlewoods Classified Stakes at Southwell.

The four-year-old, who will retire to be covered by Hector Protector after this mile-and-a-half event, made it six on the bounce when slamming St Lawrence by two and a half lengths at Wolverhampton on Thursday.

She would have more on her plate were this race a handicap.