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Yanworth is set to contest the Christmas Hurdle
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Yanworth heads a small but select list of six entries for the 32Red Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day.

Alan King’s exciting six-year-old, second in last season’s Neptune Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, is going down the two-mile route after making a winning reappearance over two and a half miles at Ascot last month.

His owner J P McManus is also represented by My Tent Or Yours, who took this prize in 2013.

The Nicky Henderson-trained 10-year-old was runner-up to The New One in the International Hurdle at Cheltenham on his latest start.

The New One, whose novice-chasing career has been put on hold by trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies, will bid to make it third time lucky in this race having taken second prize in 2013 and 2015.

Willie Mullins, who has won the last two renewals with Faugheen, relies on the talented mare Vroum Vroum Mag.

Dan Skelton’s Ch’Tibello, who had My Tent Or Yours back in second place when successful at Haydock, is also in the line-up.

The Richard Harper-trained Gray Wolf River completes the sextet.