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It’s as easy as 1-2-3 for Ruby

Published 16/03/2011 | 07:18

Ruby Walsh drives Hurricane Fly on to victory in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham yesterday. Photo: Getty Images
Ruby Walsh drives Hurricane Fly on to victory in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham yesterday. Photo: Getty Images

Ruby Walsh dispelled any doubts about his fitness in the very first race of the 2011 Cheltenham Festival yesterday on his way to a dazzling 76/1 treble writes Richard Forristal.

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The Kildare rider kicked off by booting Al Ferof home in the Supreme Novices, before secure his first Champion Hurdle on the Willie Mullins-trained Hurricane Fly. He closed out the day with a bloodless rout on Quevega in the mares' race and can look forward to another fine book of rides today.

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