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Burgoyne to take Triumph test

German trainer Christian Von Der Recke is set to give Burgoyne his debut over jumps in the JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Burgoyne won a Southwell maiden over a mile in March when trained by Hughie Morrison, and returns to these shores on the back of a six-length victory on the Flat at Mons in Belgium a month ago.

Von Der Recke also has Cafe Au Lait in the Cheltenham heat but is more likely to run the Warwick runner-up in the Summit Juvenile Hurdle at Doncaster on Saturday.

"Burgoyne will be making his hurdling debut, but every piece of work he has done has been as good as Cafe Au Lait," said Von Der Recke.

"After their last piece of schooling I said if we are taking one over, we might as well take the other.

"Cafe Au Lait is more likely to go Doncaster because he wants a bit of cut in the ground and they have forecast rain in the north."