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Five Dream will face a maximum 23 rivals in his bid to continue Paul Nicholls’ fantastic recent run of big-race success in the totesport Trophy at Newbury on Saturday.

Five Dream will face a maximum 23 rivals in his bid to continue Paul Nicholls’ fantastic recent run of big-race success in the totesport Trophy at Newbury on Saturday.

The only four-year-old in the field will carry 10st 7lb as top-weight Punjabi, from Nicky Henderson’s stable, stood his ground at the 48-hour declaration stage.

Henderson also has the well-fancied veteran Caracciola and the lightly-raced Fleet Street in the line-up.

Whispered Promises will represent David Pipe in a race his father Martin last won in 2002 with Copeland.

Elite Hurdle winner King’s Quay takes his chance for John Quinn, while Nicky Richards’ Palomar will also travel down from the north.

Philip Hobbs holds a strong hand with Missis Potts and County Zen – the latter beat Blue Bajan at level weights back in November and Andy Turnell’s runner is in receipt of 2lb on Saturday.

The Irish challenge is headed by Roman Villa and Victram, a regular in these competitive handicap hurdles, with Streets Of Gold and Jayo also travelling across the Irish Sea.

Handicap king Gary Moore has Pace Shot, Gabier and Wingman at the bottom of the weights but, as expected, Mon Michel and last year’s winner Heathcote were taken out.

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