Thursday 18 January 2018

Buck's adds fizz to world hurdle

Big Buck's will face 13 rivals as he bids to land the Ladbrokes World Hurdle for the second year in succession.

The seven-year-old is unbeaten in his last six starts over timber and is regarded by many as the banker of the Cheltenham Festival.

Alan King is represented by Karabak and 2008 Champion Hurdle scorer Katchit, while there is plenty of other Festival form on offer in the shape of 2008 Arkle winner Tidal Bay and 2006 Gold Cup hero War Of Attrition.

Last year's beaten Supreme Novices' Hurdle favourite Cousin Vinny returns to the smaller obstacles after a stint over fences, while Nicky Henderson is represented by the talented Sentry Duty.

Time For Rupert, Lie Forrit, Fair Along and Oscar Dan Dan are other interesting contenders.

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