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The New One ready for weekend

The New One is ready to bid to boost his Champion Hurdle claims in the StanJames.com International Hurdle on Saturday.

Last season's winner of the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at the Festival meeting made a highly-promising reappearance when trouncing 2012 Champion Hurdle victor Rock On Ruby at Kempton in October.

The five-year-old heads the ante-post market for the two-mile blue riband in March, and will attempt to back up that impressive display in the pre-Christmas Grade Two at the Prestbury Park venue.

"He's very good and he runs on Saturday," said trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies. "He ran a great race at Kempton and everything has gone well since then."