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Risk to press Triumph claims at Huntingdon

JOHN QUINN, who won the JCB Triumph Hurdle last year with Countrywide Flame, is hoping that Calculated Risk can enhance his claims for this year's renewal of the Cheltenham Festival contest when running in the 32Red Juvenile Hurdle (3.15) at Huntingdon this afternoon.

The 2m½f contest is traditionally a strong trial for the JCB Triumph Hurdle and Calculated Risk is one of 12 runners for the race.

Quinn, who also has Kashmir Peak and Hidden Justice as possible candidates for Triumph Hurdle, thinks the four-year-old can do well.

He said: "He certainly could be a Triumph horse and I think he'll win plenty of races. I just hope the ground dries out a bit for him at Huntingdon."

Brinestine, whose Flat mark rose to 89 on the back of his last win at the Curragh, makes his hurdles debut for Paul Nicholls, while Alan King is represented by recent Newbury winner Seventh Sign.

Away from Huntingdon, there is jumps action from Doncaster, Taunton and Clonmel. There is also an evening all-weather card at Wolverhampton.

Clonmel: Heavy
Doncaster: Soft
Huntingdon: Good to soft, soft in places
Taunton: Heavy
Wolverhampton: Standard

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