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Rebel Fitz bill for punters in Ryan hurdle

HURRICANE FLY is going to be an unbackable price for the Rabobank Champion Hurdle tomorrow as 1/3 clearly represents poor value for a horse who was beaten at Cheltenham last month.

Although he is set to come back and win here in a much smaller field, he is still not a working man’s price and this looks another race to sit out.

The Cathal Ryan Memorial Novice Hurdle is a more likeable betting proposition however as Rebel Fitz, the choice of both Katie Walsh and myself, will be a decent price for those up early enough to get it, and hopefully he’ll oblige.

Rabobank Champion Hurdle: 1/3 Hurricane Fly, 7/2 Thousand Stars, 8/1 Overturn, 12/1 Zaidpour, 25/1 The Real Article.


“All the vibes from the Mullins team are that Felix Yonger can go one better than at Cheltenham and with the horses clearly flying, I’ll stick with him,” said Leon Blanche of Boylesports.


In tomorrow’s rescheduled Ryanair Novice Chase, First Lieutenant deserves the Nap vote being a previous Grade One winner on heavy ground over two miles at Leopardstown, abeit over hurdles.