Chance leaves an array of choice for Mr Mulligan

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Noel Chance has taken no chances in making entries for his top novice chaser, Mr Mulligan, as the weather again threatens the racing schedule. Chance favours pitching Mr Mulligan, who is favourite for Cheltenham's Sun Alliance Chase, in to the Grade Two Reynoldstown Novices' Chase at Ascot tomorrow. However, he also has the option of Saturday's Young Pretender Novices' Chase at Warwick or even taking on more experienced horses in the Fairlawne Chase at Windsor.

"If they are all off and we miss this weekend, he goes to Cheltenham without another run," Chance said.

Waterlogging has caused the abandonment of today's card at Leicester and yesterday's meeting at Plumpton. No problems are reported at Ascot, whose meeting has been postponed since last Wednesday, or at Lingfield, but Sedgefield, also due to race tomorrow, will inspect at 3pm today due to snow.