Ruby Walsh admits it will be a wrench to abandon Vautour in pursuit of even greater riches at Kempton on Boxing Day.
Sire De Grugy is set to resume cantering on Monday as the Champion Chase hero continues to recover from injury.
Ptit Zig was an impressive winner of the Grade Two Mitite Novices' Chase at Ascot with favourite Josses Hill only second.
- Henderson taken with power Serge
- Supa bumper success for Balding
- Billy puffing his chest out again
- Master back in the spotlight
- Firebird skips National service
- Exciting Sceaux out at Fairyhouse
- Fry excited by Activial chance
- Martin readying big guns
- The New One in Haydock return
- Reve camp not expecting a hat-trick
- King issues Chatez Triumph warning
- New steroid policy delayed
- Newland seeking Pineau improvement
- Bolger searching for Mossey Joe key
- King weighs up Karezak options
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