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Prospect Wells - Newbury 2011

Prospect Wells has won two of his four starts over hurdles

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Prospect Wells to face four in Tolworth Hurdle

CLASSY novice Prospect Wells will face four rivals in Saturday's 32Red-sponsoredGrade 1 Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown.

Trained by Paul Nicholls, the seven-year-old has won two of his four starts over hurdles and was fourth in the Ladbroke last time.

He takes on Captain Conan, Colour Squadron, High Storm and Magnifique Etoile.

Charlie Longsdon, who trains Magnifique Etoile, will check conditions at Sandown before deciding if the five-year-old will run.

"He's done nothing wrong," said Longsdon, speaking to At The Races on Friday.

"All the others are more seasoned, but he's improving and deserves to take his chance. I'll have a look at Sandown tomorrow. It's all fresh ground, but we'll see how it rides after the first two hurdle races."

Magnifique Etoile, a son of Kayf Tara, has bolted up in two starts over hurdles and Longsdon added: "We've always really liked him. We thought he'd win a couple of hurdle races, but not in the manner he has.

"They were not the greatest of races, but he couldn't have done it any better."

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