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Wyck Hill

Wyck Hill goes into the Racing Plus Chase at Kempton carrying the colours of JP McManus after the leading Irish owner snapped him up this week.

The David Bridgwater-trained nine-year-old, who has not been seen since beating the progressive Katenko by four lengths at Ascot in late December, will be partnered by Tony McCoy for the first time.

He is a leading contender for the Grand National and is still in the mix for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Bridgwater said: "He's off a light weight (10st 7lb) and would have to have a favourite's chance. He's a very short price, it's amazing really considering it's a 100 grand race, but he doesn't know what price he is.

"Silly things happen in these races, but I think he was born to be a National horse. We'll have to see what happens, but that (the National) is what I'm leaning towards. He's so well handicapped in that we'll probably skip Cheltenham, but we'll see what happens."

The McManus colours will also be carried by the Nicky Henderson-trained Quantitativeeasing.

Philip Hobbs has two interesting contenders in Quinz and Duke Of Lucca and stable jockey Richard Johnson has sided with the former, who runs off an identical mark to when he won this race in 2011.

The nine-year-old has, however, been pulled up in three subsequent starts and has been sidelined by injury since December 2011.

Hobbs said: "Quinz is in very good form indeed at the moment and we're looking forward to running him. His preparation has gone very well and this race has been the plan for a while. I couldn't be happier with him at home and I'm optimistic he's going to run a very good race.

"Duke Of Lucca has been ready to run for a while but we've been waiting on the better ground with him. He has a nice racing weight and I'd hope he has a good each-way chance as well. It wasn't easy for Richard to decide which horse to ride, but he's obviously won the race before on Quinz."

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