Dunwoody takes over on Teinein

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A gentleman's agreement with the trainer Paul Nicholls will prevent Tony McCoy from riding Teinein, the favourite for Saturday's William Hill Handicap Hurdle at Sandown.

McCoy will instead ride Nicholls's Belmont King in Chepstow's Rehearsal Chase and his substitute on Teinein will be a jockey called Richard Dunwoody. The news of this booking did nothing to dissuade punters from backing Teinein and he is now 7-2, from 9-2, with the sponsor.

Ladbrokes, who now have the Tim Forster-trained favourite at 3-1, also report strong support for Direct Route, who is 8-1 from 14-1, and Silver Groom, who is 9-1 from 10-1.