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BUN DORAN: Former Cheltenham winner ready for Warwick outing

Former Cheltenham winner Bun Doran returns to the track at Warwick later this week



R245D8 Bun Doran ridden by Paddy Brennan on their way to victory in the BetVictor Handicap Chase during day one of the November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse.

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.

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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.

Harry Skelton and Politolouge en route to winning the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival
Bun Doran’s fine Cheltenham form continued when he finished third in the Grade 1 Champion Chase behind Politologue last year

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.

C74FX3 The grandstand at Warwick Racecourse in Warwickshire England where horse racing has taken place for over 200 years. Image shot 2010. Exact date unknown.
Bun Doran faces five rivals in the 3:30pm Wigley Group Carnival Handicap Chase at Warwick on Wednesday

In Warwickshire, he will oppose another Ditcheat rival in the form of Fidelio Vallis who arrives to the Midlands seeking a hat-trick.

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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.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.