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Utopie can be heavenly for Henderson at Kempton

UTOPIE DES BORDES looks the class act off top weight in the EBF Mares' National Hunt Novices' Hurdle Final at Kempton.

The Nicky Henderson-trained five-year-old may be at the top of this limited handicap but it is deserved as she has smart form at the highest level.

A good winner at Doncaster and in a Listed mares' novice hurdle at Sandown in February, she has since finished fifth in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham and runner-up in the Grade Two John Smith's Mersey Novices' Hurdle at Aintree.

Despite all these fine efforts, she has come down 9lb in the ratings, and on this evidence she could be a blot on the handicap.

Triangular, a regular at the Sunbury track, can take the Interactive Handicap Chase for trainer Tom George.

The eight-year-old has already been in action at Kempton three times this year, the latest coming in late February when he was fifth.

Hampshire handler Kate Buckett has an admirable performer in Upham Atom, who can grind out victory in the Higos Insurance Services Marathon Handicap Chase at Exeter.

The out-and-out stayer will not be fazed by this extended three and three-quarter mile slog.

Theatre Guide has endured a torrid time of late but could revive his fortunes when he returns for the Higos Insurance Services Plymstock Novices' Chase.

Third place behind the smart Dynaste at Newbury was respectable but he was pulled up in the Feltham Novices' Chase at Kempton on St Stephen's Day.

Jo Hughes has her string in great heart and Glacial Age can strike in the Binary Trends – Triple Your Investment Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Southwell.

Linroyale Boy has notched up two wins at the Nottinghamshire track in the last few weeks and a third is on the cards in the 32Red.com Apprentice Handicap.

Alan Swinbank's charge has been tackling shorter trips, but this mile and three-quarters should be right up his street.

The Michael Dods-trained Half A Billion can make a winning return to action in the Binary Trends – Invest With binarytrends.co.uk Handicap.

Mata Hari Blue has an overall consistent profile and is fancied to end a lengthy lean spell in the 32Red Fillies' Handicap.


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