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Easter shows plenty of promiseHeadlines
Paul Nicholls

Easter Day is primed for a rise in class after showing off his credentials in the Playboy Club London Novices' Hurdle at Ascot.

The soft Berkshire turf was not for the faint-hearted and Paul Nicholls' runner was being asked to move on from his debut over timber, when he won a minor event at Fontwell a month ago.

Daryl Jacob found himself in a duel with Tony McCoy and Dursey Sound but the 3-1 favourite went away on the run-in and scored by four lengths.

"He's shown a real improvement from his first run over hurdles to his second," said Nicholls' assistant, Dan Skelton.

"Obviously we're still sorting out our novices but at the moment he'd look the most likely of ours to go for the Challow (Hurdle, Newbury, December 29)."

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