Champion Hurdle prospect gets top weight in Ladbroke

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Paul Nicholls Champion Hurdle prospect Brampour has been given top weight in The Ladbroke at Ascot on Saturday.

It will be the second big race in a week for the four-year-old who finished a creditable third behind Grandouet in the International Hurdle at Cheltenham last weekend. Brampour did his 2012 Cheltenham Festival claims no harm at all as his jockey Harry Derham was unable to use his 7lb allowance when suffering his first defeat in three outings this season.

Brampour is generally available at 25/1 for the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival next March.

The handicapper has raised Brampour 9lb in the weights and is set to carry11st 12lbs, but Derham will able to claim his full allowance and the Champion Hurdle hopeful looks reasonably well treated for two-mile Listed handicap. Brampour was best priced at 11/1 with Paddy Power to win The Ladbroke on Thursday morning behind Prospect Wells who remains head of the market at 7/2 favourite.

Ruby Walsh will ride Prospect Wells who will be receiving 17lbs from his stablemate and looks the one to beat after winning two from three starts since joining the Nicholls team.

Brian Ellison is well represented with the Grade One-winning Marsh Warbler and Greatwood third Abergavenny lining up.

Nicky Henderson, who has a good record in the race, will saddle Gibb River and Rajdhani Express. Edward O'Grady sends over the only Irish challenger with his Sailors Warn after Willie Mullins decided against running Tawaagg.

Timmy Murphy will be aboard Donald McCain’s Desert Cry as stable jockey Jason Maguire heads to Haydock. Imperial Cup winner Alarazi, Gary Moore's Via Galilei and the Alan King-trained Raya Star are also among the 17 declared.

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