Henderson and Nicholls dominate Dipper entries

Updated: Thursday, 03 Jan 2013 15:03

Captain Conan and Unioniste feature among seven high-class entries for the rescheduled 32Red HBLB Dipper Novices' Chase at Sandown on Saturday.

Saved from the abandoned New Year's Day fixture at Cheltenham, the Grade Two contest could prove informative.

Nicky Henderson's Captain Conan is unbeaten in two starts over fences and has experienced the challenging Sandown circuit having landed the Henry VIII Novices' Chase at the track a month ago.

The five-year-old Unioniste, trained by Paul Nicholls, brings top handicap form to the table having won off a light weight in the Paul Stewart IronSpine Charity Challenge Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

Henderson and Nicholls both have apparent second strings in Minella Class and There's No Panic respectively.

Emma Lavelle has entered Lingfield winner Court In Motion and Robin Dickin could saddle stable star Restless Harry. Brass Tax from Ben Case's stable completes the entries.

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