Sixteen set for Haydock hurdle
Ante-post favourite Katkeau is among 16 declared for Saturday's Betfair. Don't Settle For Less 'Fixed Brush' Handicap Hurdle at Haydock.
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The last three renewals of the three mile contest have been won by Diamond Harry, Grands Crus and Dynaste and punters have been quick to latch on to the claims of David Pipe's Katkeau in the belief that the Master of Pond House can complete a hat-trick.
Knight Pass is also set to have his first run for Pipe since leaving Warren Greatrex and owner Malcolm Denmark will be hoping that the change of scenery can help rejuvenate the smart bumper performer.
Pipe's French import, who has yet to run in Britain, will receive weight from all 15 rivals with the handicap headed by Trustan Times, Son Of Flicka and Grand National runner-up Sunnyhillboy.
The most notable absentee was Nicky Henderson's Bear's Affair and the Lambourn handler also failed to declare his other entry, Cucumber Run.