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Six rivals for Europe

Sizing Europe faces six rivals as he aims to secure his third victory of the campaign in the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase at Leopardstown.

Sizing Europe faces six rivals as he aims to secure his third victory of the campaign in the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase at Leopardstown on Thursday.

Henry de Bromhead's multiple Grade One winner has impressed over two and a half miles at Gowran Park and Clonmel this term and connections did consider returning to three miles in either the King George VI Chase at Kempton or the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on Friday.

However, the prevailing testing conditions at both tracks prompted De Bromhead to put a step back up in distance on hold as he comes back to two mile and a furlong.

Heading the opposition is Sizing Europe's old rival Big Zeb. Colm Murphy's veteran is aiming for a fourth win in this race.

Rubi Light was found to have been suffering from a lung infection when disappointing on his reappearance in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase, but is an interesting contender coming back in trip.

The Paul Nicholls-trained Edgardo Sol makes the journey from England.

The field is completed by Forpadydeplasterer, Blazing Tempo and Foildubh.