, winner of the Grade 1 Totesport Bowl Chase at Aintree in 2011 and a popular member of Tom George's stable for many years, died on Monday at the age of 14.
could not improve on his two wins and two placed efforts in the valuable three-mile handicap, trailing in last of the 12 finishers.
The official racing publication says Hector's Choice has little or no chance of turning the tables on dual race winner Nacarat
in the latest renewal of the Racing Plus Chase at Kempton today.
WYCK HILL and Nacarat
are among 14 remaining entries for the Racing Plus Chase at Kempton on Saturday, in which Katenko is a notable absentee.
George goes for a double over the big fences with the high-class Nacarat
in the Grand Sefton and the King George VI Chase entry is the main reason why only 10 horses face the starter.
He won at this Aintree meeting 12 months ago on his seasonal reappearance, but is running off his highest mark after an excellent year including a second to Nacarat
in the Racing Plus Chase and victory on his final start at Cheltenham in April.
Follow The Plan had scraps of form which entitled him to take his place, taking third behind Nacarat
in an inferior renewal a year ago and going on to lift a Punchestown Gold Cup in which there were only four finishers.
Beaten 41 lengths by Kauto Star on Boxing Day, Nacarat
(9-2) could take charge on this occasion and was in command until joined by Hector's Choice turning for home.
KEMPTON expert Nacarat
took the Racing Plus Chase for a second time.
Paddy Brennan riding Nacarat
on their way to winning The Racing Plus Steeple Chase at Kempton yesterday PICTURE: ALAN CROWHURST/GETTY IMAGES
DASHING grey Nacarat
won a dramatic Racing Plus Chase at Kempton.
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