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Hurricane Fly - Leopardstown 29.12.12

Hurricane Fly: 7-2 to win the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham

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Hurricane Fly in great shape for Irish Champion

HURRICANE FLY will be in action in the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown next Sunday and trainer Willie Mullins is delighted with his preparation for the race.

Winner of the Champion Hurdle in 2011, Hurricane Fly was third behind Rock On Ruby in last year's race, but has produced two convincing performances this term.

He is 7-2 to regain his Champion Hurdle crown at the Cheltenham Festival in March and warms up for the Grade 1 at Leopardstown, seeking his third win in the Irish Champion.

"We've been a lot happier with him this season compared with last season," Mullins wrote in his column in Sunday's Racing Post.

"He'll work during the week to put the finishing touches to his preparation for Sunday's big race and it's a case of so far so good with him at this stage."

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