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Sublimity: set to make the trip to Wetherby for the rescheduled Grade 1

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Wetherby set to stage Fighting Fifth Hurdle

THE Grade 1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle will be run at Wetherby on Saturday after the planned running of the race was lost when frost caused Newcastle to be abandoned last weekend.

The race will not be reopened and the five-day entries will stand from the original race. The ten possibles include dual winner Harchibald, 2007 Champion Hurdle hero Sublimity and Nicky Henderson's Grade 1 Punchestown winner Punjabi.

Sublimity appears all set to make the journey back across the Irish Sea.

"At the moment, we're definitely running," said new trainer Robbie Hennessy.

"I just want to give Sublimity a bit of work in the morning and as long as Iam happy with him, I'll look to take him back over.

"He was quite lucky as we were able to get him back on an early ferry on Saturday and he was back in his box at nine o'clock on Saturday evening. He took it all well."

The Fighting Fifth Hurdle will also remain the first leg of the WBX.COM Triple Crown, which could see connections net £1 million if Saturday's winner goes on to land the Stan James Christmas Hurdle at Kempton and the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.

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