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Brook's Betfair bid canned

Cannington Brook is likely to sidestep the Betfair Chase in favour of a handicap option on the same card at Haydock on Saturday.

Colin Tizzard's eight-year-old has won twice from two starts at the Merseyside track and was a creditable sixth on his seasonal reappearance in the United House Gold Cup at Ascot.

He is likely to be back in action this weekend, but unless the heavens open in the meantime he is set to contest the Better Prices On Betfair Mobile Handicap Chase instead of taking on the likes of Long Run and Silviniaco Conti in the Grade One feature.

"I think it's very likely he'll run in the handicap earlier in the day," said Tizzard.

"I don't think he'd run in the Betfair unless the ground came up really heavy and it was so bad the meeting was nearly off.

"I don't think it's going to be that bad, so he'll probably run in the other race."