Racing: Nicholls says that Business is booming

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The King George VI Chase winner, See More Business, delighted Paul Nicholls in work yesterday and is on course for the Pillar Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday week. Opponents are likely to include Addington Boy, Barton Bank and Rough Quest in what connections view as a dress rehearsal for the Gold Cup.

"We've had no problems since the King George," Nicholls said. "He's going to have only one run before the Gold Cup as his confidence is high now."

Andrew Thornton rode See More Business on Boxing Day, but the gelding is to be reunited with Timmy Murphy, who was denied the ride at Kempton because of a whip ban. "Timmy did all the hard work with the horse, getting his jumping sorted out, it's only right that he rides," Nicholls said. "You never know, `See More' might repay him by winning a big prize."

Alabang, third in the William Hill Handicap Hurdle at Sandown, has been installed favourite with the sponsors for the Tote Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton on Saturday.

Horse C H L T

Alabang 7-2 9-2 7-2 7-2

Nahrawali 7-2 9-2 7-2 9-2

Nipper Reed 4-1 9-2 5-1 9-2

Serenus 9-2 9-2 9-2 9-2

New Inn 8-1 10-1 8-1 10-1

Shahrur 10-1 10-1 12-1 10-1

Dr Bones 14-1 14-1 14-1 14-1

Indefence 8-1 16-1 14-1 16-1

Master Beveled 12-1 10-1 10-1 14-1

Doctoor 16-1 14-1 14-1 14-1

Easy Listening 16-1 16-1 16-1 16-1

Carlito Brigante 20-1 16-1 16-1 20-1

Blowing Wind - 20-1 25-1 25-1

C - Coral, H - William Hill, L - Ladbrokes, T - Tote

l Today's meetings at Huntingdon and Windsor are subject to 7.30am inspections as heavy frosts are forecast.

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