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Overturn

Leading Arkle candidate Overturn has been presented with what looks a straightforward task as he makes his second appearance over fences at Doncaster.

The Northumberland Plate, Chester Cup, Galway Hurdle and Fighting Fifth winner made a brilliant debut over the larger obstacles at Sandown in November but has missed a number of engagements since due to testing conditions.

Last season's Champion Hurdle runner-up is set to encounter a relatively sound surface on Town Moor and trainer Donald McCain is keen to get more experience into his charge ahead of his intended trip to Cheltenham in nine weeks' time.

"We were half thinking about waiting for Kempton this weekend with him, but it will probably be the nicest ground he's seen in a while at Doncaster, so we'll let him take his chance there," said McCain.

"He's ready to go, it's a good little race but it will be nice to get another run into him and we'll see how we go. All going well, the plan would be for him to have another run after this before Cheltenham."

Overturn is a best-priced 7-1 for the Arkle Trophy on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.

Among the Town Moor opposition is Malcolm Jefferson's Attaglance, who won big handicap hurdles at the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals last spring but has been a little disappointing over fences so far. He was pulled up on his chasing bow at Carlisle and was a distant third at Doncaster last time.

The trainer said: "It's just taking a while for him to get the hang of things over fences, and the ground hasn't helped him either. He has no chance against a horse like Overturn, unless he comes down at the first or something, but we've got to get some experience into our horse."

The Steve Gollings-trained Conquisto was a smart hurdler and there was plenty to like about his chasing debut success at Doncaster last month. The field is completed by Wiesentraum, who finished second at Leicester on Tuesday, and likely outsider What Er Say.

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