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Grade 1 star Tea For Two set for Aintree return in Sunday's Old Roan Chase

Lizzie Kelly celebrates as Tea For Two edges out Cue Card in the Betway Bowl
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Tea For Two and Lizzie Kelly will return to the scene of last season's thrilling Betway Bowl victory over Cue Card in Sunday's 188Bet Monet's Garden Old Roan Chase at Aintree.

The two-time Grade 1 winner adds the star quality, alongside topweight God's Own, to a 13-strong line-up for the Grade 2 handicap chase.

Tea For Two's trainer Nick Williams said: "He's in good form and the race fits in well with his programme as we'll be looking to go on for the Betfair Chase at Haydock."

Ten-year-olds Third Intention, who beat God's Own into second last year, Smad Place and Devils Bride are the old hands in the contest, while Cloudy Dream and Shantou Village provide the burgeoning talent and head the betting at 4-1 and 6-1 respectively.

At Cheltenham on Saturday, the Paul Nicholls-trained Le Prezien, a general 16-1 chance for next month's BetVictor Gold Cup, starts his campaign in the Randox Health Handicap Chase.

Northern raider Double W's, fifth at Kelso this month, is 4-1 favourite with Paddy Power. Le Prezien is second choice at 5-1, with Some Plan, Sizing Platinum and Foxtail Hill at 7-1.

In the other £50,000 contest, the opening randoxhealth.com Handicap Chase, Cheltenham Festival runner-up Singlefarmpayment is bet365's favourite at 4-1 ahead of Doing Fine (13-2) and Southfield Vic (8-1).

As expected, last season's JCB Triumph Hurdle winner Defi Du Seuil was not declared for the Masterson Holdings Hurdle, leaving a field of just four featuring Bedrock, Twobeelucky, Golden Jeffrey and Arthington. 

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The race fits in well with his programme as we'll be looking to go on for the Betfair Chase
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