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My Tent to wear hood at Ayr

Nicky Henderson has confirmed that My Tent Or Yours will be fitted with a hood and earplugs in the Scottish Champion Hurdle on Saturday.

The exuberant seven-year-old was too keen for his own good in the Champion Hurdle at last month's Cheltenham Festival, but still performed admirably to go down by a neck to fellow JP McManus-owned runner Jezki.

Henderson had admitted he needed to find a way to harness My Tent Or Your's huge talent and hopes the application of headgear in Scotland will do the trick.

The Seven Barrows handler said: "I wanted to give him one more run so we could concentrate on changing a few things.

"For starters, he is going to wear a hood on Saturday.

"He'll also wear earplugs and we've played around with the bridle and what have you.

"We just think it is worth experimenting now with next season in mind."