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My Tent Or Yours poised to start season in Fighting Fifth

Updated: Monday, 25 Nov 2013 15:37 | Comments

My Tent Or Yours is a best-price 6-1 for the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival
My Tent Or Yours is a best-price 6-1 for the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival

My Tent Or Yours is among 12 possible runners in the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday.

My Tent Or Yours won four of his six starts over hurdles as a novice last season, with a scintillating display in the Betfair Hurdle the clear highlight of his campaign.

Nicky Henderson's six-year-old is likely to be a hot favourite for the Grade One feature at Gosforth Park this weekend, but there are sure to be a few talented rivals in opposition.

Jeremy Scott's stable star Melodic Rendezvous was another horse to take high order in the novice ranks last season, but the Tolworth Hurdle winner missed the big Festivals in the spring.

He appeared better than ever, however, when winning on his recent return to action in the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton.

Elite Hurdle fourth Cotton Mill could renew rivalries this weekend.

His trainer, John Ferguson, told At The Races: "Cotton Mill is getting older and wiser.

"When he was a novice he showed some serious pace. He looked like he might give Simonsig a race in the Neptune and ran through the wing."

Alan King's Grumeti is set to make his return, while Nicky Richards could saddle the talented Duke Of Navan.

John Quinn's Cockney Sparrow and Oliver Sherwood's Puffin Billy also feature among the acceptors at the latest forfeit stage.

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