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Sky's the limit for Murphy colt.

expecting to see New Alco improve for the in the Sky Bet Chase Doncaster tomorrow.

The nine-year-old not been seen since finishing fifth behind Neptune Collonges in Guinness Gold Cup April 2008.

He had previously been placed in races such as the Paddy Power Gold Cup and the William Hill Trophy, and Murphy has the Grand National as a long-term aim.

He said: "New Alco in good nick, but he been off the track for long time and will come on for the run.

"We will see how tomorrow goes, afterwards we will have look at the William Trophy at Cheltenham and he will have an entry in the Grand National."

New Alco is one of maximum field of 22 formerly run as the Great Yorkshire Chase.

Henrietta Knight's Calgary Bay is at head of the weights following an easy over course and distance last month.

David Pipe's Seven My Number is another well-fancied runner.

Champion trainer Paul Nicholls runs two Nozic and Kicks For Free, the latter beaten seven lengths by Seven Is Number in the Future Stars Chase at Sandown in early December.

Nicholls said: "Kicks For Free needed the at Sandown last time if it stays dryish Doncaster he should have a great chance.

"Nozic did not like ground on his last run Chepstow and he would probably have an outside chance."
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Date:Jan 29, 2010
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