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Donald McCain has challenged Overturn's Racing Post Arkle rivals to take him on for the lead.

Last Updated: 21/02/13 3:09pm

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Donald McCain: Full of confidence

Donald McCain: Full of confidence

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Trainer Donald McCain has challenged Overturn's Racing Post Arkle rivals to take him on for the lead in the Cheltenham contest on March 12.

A winner of major handicaps on the level and good enough to be runner-up in a Champion Hurdle by employing front-running tactics, there have been rumblings the way to upset the nine-year-old is to challenge him up front.

However, McCain does not see that as an issue as he believes nothing will be able to live with Overturn over the first few fences.

"I don't think anybody needs to question the way Overturn is ridden," the Cholmondeley handler told At The Races.

"I keep reading about horses that are going to take him him on, but he's led Chesters Cups, Northumberland Plates and Champion Hurdles so I don't see why anything should change, that's just his way of racing.

"If something wants to go quicker than him, get on with it and good luck."

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