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Super Duty - Cheltenham 14.12.12

Super Duty recorded an impressive victory at Cheltenham in mid-December

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Super Duty raring to go before Towton clash

SUPER DUTY is in "grand form" as he prepares to tackle the Grade 2 Towton Novices' Chase at Wetherby on Saturday.

The seven-year-old was a 13-length winner at Cheltenham in mid-December, his second start and first victory over fences, and has entries for the RSA Chase (for which he is 25-1) and the Jewson Novices' Chase (33-1) at the Cheltenham Festival.

His trainer Donald McCain said: "Super Duty is in grand form at the moment and I am very happy with him. I always thought he would make a better chaser and the Towton Novices' Chase looks the obvious race to go for before we decide what we are doing at Cheltenham."

The going at Wetherby was soft, heavy in places on Friday evening with a dry night forecast. McCain, having seen his charge win on heavy ground last time out, said: "He is a better horse on better ground but he has been winning on soft ground so it shouldn't stop him unduly."

Super Duty faces six rivals, including Robin Dickin's Restless Harry, the Venetia Williams-trained Houblon Des Obeaux and Sue Smith's Fill The Power.

Sue Smith's husband Harvey said: "Fill The Power is in good form and we are hoping there is more to come from him because he is progressing well. He ran a good race last time and will see out the trip all right."

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