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Harry Topper in Denman frame

Kim Bailey feels it could be worth trying to take advantage of the current heavy conditions with Harry Topper in the Denman Chase at Newbury.

Despite once again putting in a few sticky leaps last time out in the Argento Chase at Cheltenham, the Charlie Hall winner stayed on strongly to take third.

While he also has options at Kelso and Haydock next week, Bailey could be tempted by the 50,000 contest this weekend.

"I have made a surprise entry for Harry Topper at Newbury on Saturday in the Denman Chase," he wrote on his blog.

"Harry Topper has his ground and seems to have come out of his recent Cheltenham race in fine form, so I thought it was worthwhile looking at the race as he still has his preferred soft ground.

"We do have other opportunities next week in the Ivan Straker Memorial Chase at Kelso next Thursday and the Grand National Trial at Haydock next Saturday."