Lanzarote Hurdle entries: Marie's Rock a solid choice for Henderson

31 entries have stood their ground for the Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton on Saturday, January 15. The in-form Nicky Henderson sends Marie's Rock at the tip of a five horse attack.

Nicky Henderson's course and distance winner Marie's Rock is on track to return to Kempton for the Coral Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle on Saturday following her Boxing Day victory.

The seven-year-old mare is among 31 entries for the £100,000 test over the same two miles and five furlongs.

It was a first win for almost two years, although appearances had been sparse after several training problems.

"After she won on Boxing Day over course and distance, this was the obvious next race for her," said Tom Palin, of owners Middleham Park Racing.

"She's always threatened to put up that kind of performance over the last couple of years, ever since her novice days when she was ante-post favourite for the mares' novice at the Cheltenham Festival but a few things have gone against her.

"She is firmly back on the straight and narrow now and the wheels are back on. It's a £100,000 race and it will be interesting to see what opposition turns up.

"There will be a mares' hurdle entry going in at Cheltenham. Hopefully, we can get through the Lanzarote and that is where we'd probably go subsequently."

Henderson also enters Burrows Edge, Monte Cristo, Call Me Lord and Fils d'Oudairies.

Irish trainer Emmet Mullins has two leading entries in Winter Fog and Rightplacerightime while other eye-catching hopefuls include Paul Nicholls' Gelino Bello, the Jamie Snowden-trained Up For Parol, Philip Hobbs' Earth Lord and Venetia Williams' Green Book.

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