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SUPER FLY SET FOR LEOP' WIN

It may be FA Cup weekend and there are some crucial games in rugby's Champions Cup but you are unlikely to witness anything better in a sporting field than what is on offer at Leopardstown Racecourse tomorrow afternoon.

HURRICAN FLY is a narrow favourite to win an incredible 22nd Grade One race when he renews his rivalry with current Cheltenham Champion Hurdle holder Jezki.

Jezki reduced the deficit in the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown last time out as Hurricane Fly had to dig deep to secure a half length victory but battling is one of Hurricane Fly's biggest traits and he is tipped to go one better than Istabraq and win the BHP Irish Champion Hurdle for a record fifth time.

Only three horses line up in the other Grade One on the card as UN DE SCEAUX takes on Clarcam and Gilgamboa in a cracking renewal of the Irish Arkle.

A solid case could be made for each of the three runners to continue their winning sequence tomorrow but there can be only one winner and it is expected if Un De Sceaux puts in a clear round then he'll see off both rivals by again blitzing them from the front.

Clarcam is already a Grade One winner over fences but gets an age allowance of 10lbs for being a five-year-old and he probably didn't get the credit he deserved for his Christmas success but Un De Sceaux looks special and his first tilt at the highest level should prove that.

If Elliott and owners Giggintown House Stud come away from the Arkle disappointed, they should go home happy in the knowledge that NO MORE HEROES is a leading Cheltenham contender.

The exciting novice hurdler lines up in the 2m4f Grade Two on tomorrow's card and faces a very tough assignment in taking on Windsor Park, Martello Tower and more, but your truly thinks that No More Heroes could well be a superstar in the making so should be able to oblige.

Meanwhile, today at Navan, keep on the right side of Robert Tyner who can score with TRAVEL OGUE and IT'S THE ICE I LIKE.

12.45 Cest Notre Gris

1.20 Sizing Codelco

1.55 Snow Falcon

2.30 Travel Ogue

3.05 Apache Jack

3.40 It's The Ice I Like

4.15 Augustin

leopardstown (TOmorrow)

1.10 Gladiator King

1.40 Un De Sceaux

2.10 Champagne James

2.45 Hurricane Fly

3.15 No More Heroes

3.50 Down Under

4.20 Fugi Mountain


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