World Hurdle still looks open

  • Last Updated: February 13 2013, 13:41 GMT

Quevega remains among the 33 possibles for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham on March 14.

Reve De Sivola and Oscar Whisky stake their claims
Reve De Sivola and Oscar Whisky stake their claims

A fifth victory in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle remains her priority but trainer Willie Mullins can also call on Back In Focus, Fiveforthree, leading Grand National contender Prince De Beauchene, So Young and Zaidpour.

Reve De Sivola and Oscar Whisky fought out the finish to the Cleeve Hurdle, traditionally a good trial for this event, and both are towards the head of the market.

Noel Meade's Monksland is well fancied after his win over three miles at Christmas while Tony Martin's Bog Warrior has proved a revelation since being switched back to hurdles.

In the absence of Big Buck's, Paul Nicholls can choose from Aaim To Prosper, Celestial Halo, Prospect Wells, Tidal Bay and Wonderful Charm.

Grands Crus and Peddlers Cross are looking to reach their former heights with Solwhit, Trustan Times and the novice Whispering Gallery still engaged.

Dynaste, Rite Of Passage, Thousand Stars and Walkon are among the 28 taken out.


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