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Buck's fine after comeback

Paul Nicholls reports Big Buck's to be in good order following his return to action at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Paul Nicholls reports Big Buck's to be in good order following his return to action at Cheltenham on Saturday.

The 11-year-old returned from over 400 days off the track due to a tendon injury with a close-up third to outsider Knockara Beau in the Cleeve Hurdle at Prestbury Park.

Nicholls pronounced himself satisfied with that effort on the day and he is now looking forward to Big Buck's tackling the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Festival, a race he has won four times previously.

The trainer tweeted: "Big Buck's fine this morning. Eat up last evening & this morning and legs cold. All other runners fine. Bring on March 13. World Hurdle."