Two-mile plans for Yanworth

Yanworth is a surprise contender for either the International Hurdle at Cheltenham or the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton.

Yanworth: Is likely to be kept away from Unowhatimeanharry

Connections were thinking about stepping him up to three miles for the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot after he made a winning return at the same Berkshire venue.

However, given he runs in the same JP McManus colours as Harry Fry's Unowhatimeanharry, who put up a dominant display over three miles at Newbury last week, he may drop down in distance instead.

King said: "He is going to have an entry in the International at Cheltenham, but I suppose My Tent Or Yours (who is also owned by McManus) will have one as well, and he will possibly have one in the Christmas Hurdle.

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"I think we are going to try to keep the two apart (Yanworth and Unowhatimeanharry), but I will have to speak to the boys.

"All options are open."

Another McManus-owned star in King's care is 2015 Ryanair Chase winner Uxizandre, not seen since his big win at Cheltenham.

"Uxizandre is still a fair bit off and won't be started until after Christmas," said King.

"I've not made a starting point for him, but he has got to go left-handed so we will see what is about. There is no rush with him."

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