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Nicky Henderson well represented in Ladbroke Hurdle at Ascot

Updated: Monday, 17 Dec 2012 13:48 | Comments

Petit Robin eyes the big prize at Ascot
Petit Robin eyes the big prize at Ascot

Nicky Henderson's Petit Robin remains at the head of the weights at the five-day stage for The Ladbroke Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday.

Henderson also has Cash And Go, Lyvius and First In The Queue in the handicap event.

Balder Succes is second on the list for Alan King who won the race 12 months ago with Raya Star but as expected that one has been taken out. Among the others to miss the race are Darlan, Snap Tie and Dermot Weld's Hisaabaat, who was a strong ante-post fancy.

Olofi could bid for a notable double after winning a competitive heat at Cheltenham while John Ferguson's Cotton Mill, a smart novice last season, is also in the mix.

Gordon Elliott likes nothing better than plotting to win the big handicaps and his representatives at this stage are Cause Of Causes and Discoteca.

Eddie Harty's Princeton Plains is another Irish possible along with the Willie Mullins-trained Rattan.

It's A Gimme, Double Ross, Claret Cloak and Into Wain are others to note. 

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