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Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle attracts 107 entries

Updated: Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 18:38 | Comments

Tony McCoy's potential Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle mount At Fishers Cross is vying for favouritism for the race
Tony McCoy's potential Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle mount At Fishers Cross is vying for favouritism for the race

At Fishers Cross, a winner on Festival Trials Day, is among 107 entries for the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle back at Cheltenham on 15 March.

Trainer Rebecca Curtis named the three-mile contest as the most likely target for the JP McManus-owned gelding after he defeated The New One by a neck on Saturday.

The six-year-old has also been given an entry in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle.

Mark Bradstock's Coneygree, third to At Fishers Cross at the weekend, is in the list.

David Pipe's nine entries include Gevrey Chambertin. The full-brother to Grands Crus has won all his three starts over hurdles.

Ireland's possible challenge is once again led by a formidable team from the Willie Mullins stable, including Pont Aleixandre - favourite for the Neptune, dual hurdle winner Ballycasey and last season's Weatherbys Champion Bumper hero Champagne Fever.

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