Cape Tribulation is set to defend crown

RACING: Defending champion Cape Tribulation heads 17 provisional entries for the William Hill Rowland Meyrick Chase, the Boxing Day highlight at Wetherby.

As expected, Sue Smith has entered Grand National winner Auroras Encore and her exciting second season chaser Cloudy Too.

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The local entries are completed by the Micky Hammond-trained Master Of The Hall, who came to grief in the Charlie Hall and Neptune Equester from the in-form Brian Ellison yard.