A former winner at The November Meeting, Tom George’s Bun Doran is set for his first racecourse appearance since March at Warwick’s afternoon card on Wednesday.
The son of Shantou won at Prestbury Park back in 2018 under Paddy Brennan, before picking up subsequent silver medals on his next two outings at the track, including in the Grand Annual.
He chased home Paul Nicholls pair Politologue and Dynamite Dollars in the 2020 Queen Mother Champion Chase, three months on from his finest hour when taking the Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton’s Christmas Festival.
In Warwickshire, he will oppose another Ditcheat rival in the form of Fidelio Vallis who arrives to the Midlands seeking a hat-trick.
Also in line is Alan King’s Deyrann de Carjac, the Tom Symonds trained Hollywoodien, recent Newton Abbot successor Tikkinthebox and Jonjo O’Neill’s newest recruit Thecraicisninety.