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Henderson has strong teams at both Cheltenham and Doncaster

Last Updated: 13/12/13 1:12pm

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Royal Irish Hussar: Worked 'zestfully'

Royal Irish Hussar: Worked 'zestfully'

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Nicky Henderson is sending strong teams to both Cheltenham and Doncaster and our gallops reporter has the latest.

KENTUCKY HYDEN will be amongst a posse of horses Nicky Henderson directs to Cheltenham and Doncaster on Saturday, with the ex-French recruit set to run at Prestbury Park.

He worked with real élan in midweek and is giving every indication he can build on his smooth success last time, a run that is thought to have brought him forward.

ROYAL IRISH HUSSAR has laid down early markers for the Triumph Hurdle and he strode out zestfully as he prepared for a tilt at Doncaster's Summit Hurdle.

In current mood his unbeaten record will be hard to take away from him

Henderson has had misgivings over whether to run ROLLING STAR in the Relkeel Hurdle owing to a technicality which means the gelding is set to carry more weight than he should.

Wherever the Haydock winner goes he will be very hard to beat, having shown the kind of enthusiasm in his work on the Faringdon Road that ensured he went off favourite for last season's Triumph.

MA FILLEULE tackles the Stewart Family Gold Cup and has schooled and worked well ahead of the Cheltenham feature.

The mare seems to have benefited from her satisfactory comeback behind Highland Retreat.

TANKS FOR THAT should enjoy the ground in the two-mile handicap chase at Cheltenham in which the stable fields four.

FRENCH OPERA, ANQUETTA and the veteran PETIT ROBIN gave also shaped well in preparation for this.

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