Monksland perhaps the pick of the remaining World Hurdle contenders

Quevega and Monksland are two of the Irish hopefuls remaining among the 33 possibles for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham on March 14th.

Monksland is now 6/1 with to win the World Hurdle

It is known a fifth victory in the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle remains Quevegas priority but trainer Willie Mullins can also call on Grade One winner over fences Back In Focus, Fiveforthree, leading Grand National contender Prince De Beauchene, So Young and Zaidpour.

Reve De Sivola and Oscar Whisky look the strongest of the British contenders remaining in the Three-mile affair

Noel Meade’s Monksland is well fancied after his win over three miles at Christmas while Tony Martin’s Bog Warrior who also still holds an entry in the Gold Cup has proved a revelation since being switched back to hurdles.

Paul Nicholls relys Aaim To Prosper, Celestial Halo, Prospect Wells, Tidal Bay and Wonderful Charm in the absence of superstar Big Bucks.

Peddlers Cross who won his first race since 2011 at Musselburgh on Wednesday remains in the line up for Donald McCain.

Solwhit, Trustan Times and the novice Whispering Galleryall still remain entered.

Dynaste, Rite Of Passage, Thousand Stars and Walkon are among the most notable of 28 the taken out.


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