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The Paul Nicholls trained Big Bucks, unbeaten in his last ten races over hurdles, can enter the record books tomorrow as only the second horse to win three World Hurdle's and the first to do so consecutively.

The Cadoudal gelding has achieved an aura of invincibility since reverting back to hurdles, after unseating his ride in Newbury's 2008 Hennessy Gold Cup.

The 8 year-old can be backed at 11/10 with Blue Square and Coral due to the fact that there is now a new kid on the block, in the shape of David Pipe's exciting grey Grands Crus.

Mightily impressive in recording three smooth victories this season, the latest of which was a demolition job in Cheltenham's Grade 2 Cleeve Hurdle, the 6 year-old is open to any amount of improvement and could be the next hurdling superstar.

The problem facing Grands Crus tomorrow is that he will face an opponent who has already achieved superstar status, and one who shows no sign of the slightest deterioration.

Available at 11/4 with Bet365, Skybet, Paddy Power and Stan James, Tom Scudamore's mount may have to wait another year before recording his first festival victory, but looks assured of a bright future.

In a race which looks very much a two-horse affair, the each-way value could lie with 50/1 chance Restless Harry.

An eight length winner over General Miller ( who went on to beat leading hurdler Menorah at Aintree ), at Cheltenham in January 2010, Restless Harry lacks the class of the two principles but is sure to be staying on in the closing stages and could run into a place at big odds.

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