More Of That on recovery mission

More Of That bids to redeem his lofty reputation when he lines up for the Betfred Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon on Sunday.

More Of That: Runs in the Peterborough Chase

The highly-rated eight-year-old was sent off the 7-2 favourite for the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham, but gave his supporters little hope of success and was well-beaten when pulled up by Barry Geraghty.

The race went to stablemate Taquin Du Seuil but trainer Jonjo O'Neill was as much disappointed with More Of That as he was with the winner.

It has not been plain sailing for More Of That since he defeated Annie Power to lift the World Hurdle at Cheltenham in March 2014.

He did, however, win his first two novice chases last term before finishing third in the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

More Of That has been giving the right signs since his latest blip and connections are hoping he can show his old zest back on the track.

"He was very disappointing on the day," said Frank Berry, racing manager to owner JP McManus.

"Jonjo never really found anything wrong with him after it, but whether it was just the first run back after a while and he just got tired or whatever.

"He's been in good form since and you'd like to see a bit of spark this time."

Josses Hill had an ideal prep race when making all the running to dispose of solitary rival Camping Ground in convincing fashion at Kempton four weeks ago.

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The conditions of the race mean Nicky Henderson's eight-year-old has to give a little weight to all his opponents.

Mike Spence, son of owner Alan, said: "He's in great form and has to go there with every chance.

"He did everything right at Kempton last time out and has had a prefect run up to this race, with just the right amount of time in between.

"He has to give weight away to some good horses, but it seems as though he's an in-form horse running against some out of sorts opponents.

"If you looked at how they all ran last time out and ignored what they'd done before, he'd definitely be the one to beat.

"He took a long time to break out of being novicey over fences but we're hoping that may just have meant him getting the extra year he needed to mature and develop.

"He's a versatile horse. The main thing is just to get him settled into a nice rhythm and enjoying himself."

Henderson also runs Volnay De Thaix, who is having his first start since April.

Tea For Two will hope to reap the benefit of his first run of the campaign which saw him shape encouragingly in fifth place behind Antony at Ascot.

The Nick Williams-trained seven-year-old had a Grade One triumph to his credit in the Kauto Star Novices' Chase at Kempton last Christmas.

Lizzie Kelly, who enjoyed a ground-breaking first triumph at the top level that day, believes the drop in trip from three miles will be in his favour.

"He was overly exuberant at Ascot, this time I'm going to try and get him to settle to try and teach him something," she told At The Races.

"The whole left-hand, right-hand thing is a load of rubbish, it's just coincidence he's performed to his best on a particular type of track.

"The drop in trip should suit him. I'd have struggled if they'd gone slowly at Ascot but he just jumps so well and just wants to get on with it."

Paul Nicholls is doubly represented with 2015 Champion Chase winner Dodging Bullets and Art Mauresque, while Dai Burchell's Ratify, the likely rank outsider, makes up the seven-strong field.

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