Racing: Buddy Marvel enhances his Triumph Hurdle prospects with impressive Kempton victory

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BUDDY MARVEL is 14-1 from 25-1 for the Triumph Hurdle with William Hill after his victory in the Dovecote Novices' hurdle at Kempton on Saturday. Oliver Sherwood's four-year-old, who ran out the five-lengths winner of the Grade Two contest, promises to pose more problems than most for Zafarabad, the 4-1 favourite with Coral, at the Cheltenham Festival.

Fataliste is 20-1 from 50-1 with Coral after winning the Adonis Hurdle, while Sad Mad Bad, who won the Victor Ludorum Limited Handicap Hurdle at Haydock, is 25-1 from 50-1 with the same firm.

Kadastrof is the 6-1 favourite for the Arkle Trophy from 7-1 with William Hill after his bloodless success in the Emblem Chase.

The smart novice came home an easy six-lengths winner on Saturday and looks the one they all have to beat in the two-mile novice chasers' championship. Edelweis Du Moulin is 8-1 for the Arkle with William Hill after winning at Haydock.

Buckhouse Boy is 14-1 from 25-1 with William Hill l for the Stayers' Hurdle after his 12-lengths triumph in Kempton's Rendlesham Limited Handicap Hurdle.

The soft ground specialist Him Of Praise is 20-1 from 25-1 with Coral and William Hill for the Grand National after he stayed on to finish seven lengths runner up to Dom Samourai in the Greenalls Grand National Trial at Haydock.