Horse Racing - My Tent Or Yours heads Kempton’s Sunday action

Nicky Henderson-trained My Tent Or Yours is the star attraction in the Kempton.co.uk "Jumpers' Bumper" National Hunt Flat Race at Kempton on Sunday.

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The JP McManus-owned seven-year-old has won the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle and the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton this season, beating The New One on Boxing Day.

Henderson last week ruled out a possible trip to Wincanton for this weekend's Kingwell Hurdle due to the prevailing heavy ground, and also decided against a trip to Scotland for the Morebattle Hurdle at Kelso.

Henderson said: "He's in very good form, everything has been great.

"We sort of thought we'd like a race. We didn't enter him in the Kingwell but we toyed with going to Kelso for the Morebattle.

"Therefore Kempton will come into the equation, maybe even a couple of times.

"It's just to get the freshness out of him a little bit, otherwise he can get a little bit keen early on in his races."

Other notable runners among an entry of 50 for the race are the Philip Hobbs-trained Menorah, Henderson's Rajdhani Express and the all-weather star La Estrella.

Elsewhere, Sunday afternoon's National Hunt meeting at Market Rasen will now be an all-hurdles card due to waterlogging on the chase course.

With the chase races abandoned on Friday morning due to the track being quoted as “saturated in places", the Lincolnshire circuit has activated a contingency plan.

Although there is further rain forecasted before racing, officials at Market Rasen remain confident the hurdles course will withstand the elements.

Officials at Navan in Ireland also remain hopeful of racing on Sunday after avoiding the worst of the storms that battered Ireland this week.

The County Meath venue is due to stage a seven-race card, highlighted by three Grade Two events which feature the likes of Dunguib, Foxrock and Champagne Fever among others.

Track manager Darren Lawlor said: "Thankfully we have not been as badly hit with the storms as some parts of the country.

"The forecast is for more rain coming in but it should be fine for Saturday and Sunday, so all things being equal we should be fine.

"We have good entries, so hopefully they will stand up and we should have a good day's racing on Sunday.

"Make no mistake the ground is heavy, but there is no water on the track. We had a big capital investment project last year putting in new drainage and that has been a huge help to the track.

"We'll just have to wait and see what the weather brings."

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