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Olofi set for Cheltenham return

Last Updated: 07/11/12 2:27pm

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Olofi: Set for Cheltenham return

Olofi: Set for Cheltenham return

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Olofi will aim to make it third time lucky in the Racing Post Hurdle at Cheltenham on Sunday week.

Trainer Tom George reported the six-year-old to be on course for the valuable handicap after he was given 10st 7lb in the two-mile contest.

Olofi has a fine record in this race, formerly known as the Greatwood.

He was runner-up to Brampour 12 months ago, having finished fifth behind Menorah in 2010.

"Olofi is set for the Racing Post Hurdle," said the Slad handler.

"I took him away to Lambourn on Tuesday morning to work him over a mile and a half on grass, just to give him a trip away, and he did a good, strong piece of work.

"He ran a very solid race last year - he won his race on the stands' rail whereas Brampour came up the middle.

"He's rated 136 now but he was competitive off the same mark last season.

"He has schooled over fences since he was three and we have chasing at the back of our minds with him."

Alan King's Raya Star heads the weights on 11st 12lb following his victory at Ascot at the weekend, while the Nicky Henderson-trained Darlan is 5/1 favourite after being allotted 11st 8lb.

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