Whitenzo then joined Ballycassidy at the head of affairs, with Nicholls' charge looking to be going best of all along with Juveigneur
Nicky Henderson's Juveigneur
came agonisingly close to lifting a pounds 250,000 bonus for landing this contest as well as a race at the Cheltenham Festival.
The following year Juveigneur
took second behind Dun Doire in the William Hill Trophy here.
Ladbrokes: 5-2 Reveillez, 3-1 Alderburn, 6-1 Cornish Sett, 7-1 Hot Weld, 11-1 Wee Robbie, 12-1 My Will, 14-1 Juveigneur
, Sweet Diversion, 16-1 Zabenz, 25-1 Jack High, 100-1 Cowboyboots.
Nicky Henderson appears to have found a nice opportunity for Juveigneur
in the Carlsberg Novices' Hurdle at Plumpton.
Last year Juveigneur
and Kelami - both Cheltenham Festival winners - finished second and third in the Betfred Chase in pursuit of the huge bonus prize.
First fence: Innox (fell), Tyneandthyneagain (fell), Royal Auclair (fell), Juveigneur
(fell), Whispered Secret (unseated rider).
TREVOR HEMMINGS, whose Hedgehunter bids for back-to-back victories in the John Smith's Grand National on Saturday, advises punters not to ignore his other runner, Juveigneur
However, the inevitable rise in weights won't make life easy for Hedgehunter and it would be no surprise if Juveigneur
emerged as Hemmings's main contender for 2006.
has also been starring in the pointing field and has an excellent Festival record, having won the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir for Nicky Henderson in 2005 before seconds in the William Hill Trophy the next two years.
William Hill: 9-2 Denman, 12 Knowhere, Ollie Magern, Snowy Morning, 14 Juveigneur
, L'Antartique, Mossbank, Neptune Collonges, 16 bar.
is ready to better his runner-up spot in last year's William Hill Trophy Handicap Chase after readily making the most of an opportunity in the Carlsberg Novices' Hurdle.
The Nicky Henderson-trained Juveigneur
battled well to claim third, just ahead of Irish raider Lordofourown.
stuck on well to claim third, while Lordofourown finished fourth.
But despite his latest romp being his first outing since April, Williams is keen to give the six-year-old plenty of time to get over the exertions which saw him slam Juveigneur
by four lengths.