Monday 5 December 2016

No More Heroes in dozen for Kauto Star at Kempton

Published 21/12/2015 | 23:41

No More Heroes
No More Heroes

No More Heroes features among 12 entries for the Kauto Star Novices' Chase at Kempton on Saturday.

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The Gordon Elliott-trained six-year-old was smart as a novice hurdler and has created a strong impression in two starts since switching to fences, winning the Grade One Drinmore Chase last time out.

Elliott has also entered Lord Scoundrel and Captain Von Trappe.

Leading the home defence is Colin Tizzard's Native River, winner of a Grade Two at Newbury last month, beating Un Temps Pour Tout, who is set to reoppose for David Pipe.

Nigel Twiston-Davies' Bally Beaufort is another unbeaten over the bigger obstacles, while As De Mee represents Paul Nicholls and Neil Mulholland can call on progressive Doncaster winner Southfield Royale.

The Nick Williams-trained Tea For Two also merits respect, with the former Lanzarote Hurdle winner impressing on his jumping bow at Exeter earlier this month.

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