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I rode Granville Again this morning and he seems in great form.
I know Martin is very pleased with the horse."
In the Gold Cup, Scudamore still has to pick between Rushing Wild and Chatam.
Rushing Wild was beaten last time by Country Member, who attempts to upgrade the value of the form in tomorrow's Ritz Club National Hunt Handicap Chase.
Scudamore said "I'll watch how Country Member runs before deciding on my Gold Cup ride."
Wide open Granville Again, an unlucky faller when poised to deliver his challenge in the race 12 months ago, has been off the track since he finished eight lengths third behind Mighty Mogul at Kempton over Christmas.
lack > But Scudamore's decision could see him start clear favourite in a race that has lack ed a dominant performer since the death of Mighty Mogul.
Ladbrokes spokesman Rob Hartnett said " It is the widest open Champion Hurdle in living memory, but Granville Again has been a warm order since Scu climbed aboard."
A field of 18 will line-up for the big race after eight horses dropped out, among them Muse and Mole Board, whose chances were considered slim on ground now good to firm and good in places on the hurdles course.