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Matt Brocklebank heads to Carlisle on Sunday with a young Donald McCain representative given the confident vote.


Sporting Life Daily Nap, December 16

NAP: First Account (1.20 Carlisle)

First Account clearly bumped into one first time out over hurdles at Carlisle and can give the form another boost in Sunday's Smarkets 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle back at the Cumbrian venue.

Donald McCain's point-to-point winner was third behind Al Dancer on his jumping debut and that effort could hardly have been advertised any better with the winning positively scooting home from a mark of 129 at Cheltenham on Friday.

First Account shaped really well anyway, staying on well after being passed having pulled himself to the front.

No doubt Brian Hughes will look to hang onto him a bit longer on this occasion but as long as he settles then moving up a couple of furlongs will definitely suit (point win came over 3m) and the forecast rain in the area over the weekend will also clearly play to his strengths.

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