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Prince facing big challenge

Paul Nolan admits Noble Prince has plenty on his plate against Big Zeb in the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase at Leopardstown on Tuesday.

Noble Prince found his major rival two lengths too strong in last month's Fortria Chase at Navan and with the testing conditions at Leopardstown against Nolan's charge, he feels Big Zeb holds all the aces in Tuesday's Grade One event.

"He's in good form. I suppose he's vulnerable in ground like that, but we have to run in what we have to run in," Nolan told At The Races.

"He's in good shape and we couldn't be happier with the horse. There's no point saying I'm confident as we have a fair few pounds to find with Big Zeb.

"I suppose we have our chance, but possibly something might have to go wrong with Big Zeb to beat him on that ground."

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