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Nichols Canyon unchnaged for Champion Hurdle

Nichols Canyon remains 5-1 second favourite with Coral, behind his 4-6 favourite stablemate Faugheen, for the Champion Hurdle, following the former’s Ryanair Hurdle success at Leopardstown this afternoon.

“Nichols Canyon achieved one of the shocks of the season when beating Faugheen last month, but the latter is once again hot favourite for the Champion Hurdle after both horses won their Christmas targets in very different styles,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

The day’s two other Grade One winners were No More Heroes, 3-1 (from 4-1) favourite for the RSA Chase, and Barters Hill, 7-2 (from 7-1) with Coral for the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, and 10-1 (from 14-1) for the Neptune Novices’.

**Stan James Champion Hurdle

4-6 Faugheen, 5 Nichols Canyon, 8 Arctic Fire, 14 Peace And Co, 20 Identity Thief, The New One, 25 My Tent or Yours, 33 Hargam, Old Guard, Top Notch, Windsor Park,

**Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

7-2 (from 7-1) Barters Hill, 10 Shantou Village, 12 Bellshill, Tombstone, Yorkhill, 16 Bordini, Disko, Gangster, Long Dog, Nambour, Petit Mouchoir, 20 American, Champers On Ice, Ok Corral, Unowhatimeanharry

**Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle

4 Bellshill, 10 Barters Hill, Yorkhill, 12 Tombstone, 14 Long Dog, Petit Mouchoir, 16 American Tom, Forgotten Rules, Moon Racer, Shantou Village, Wait For Me, Yanworth, 20 Champers On Ice, Disko, North Hill Harvey,

**RSA Chase

3 (from 4-1) No More Heroes, 6 More Of That, 8 Pont Alexandre, 14 Killultagh Vic, Tea For Two, 16 Blaklion, Outlander, Three Musketeers, 20 Black Hercules, Native River, Sizing John, Value At Risk, Vyta Du Roc,

**Coral Welsh Grand National

8 Midnight Prayer, Upswing, 9 Cogry, 10 Mountainous, Shotgun Paddy, 11 Emperor’s Choice, 12 Kaki De La Pree, O’Faolains Boy, Tour Des Champs,14 Benvolio, Black Thunder, Masters Hill, Sego Success, The Last Samuri, Theatre Guide, 16 Bertie Boru, Bob Ford, Carole’s Destrier, Red Devil Lads, Return Spring, Sausalito Sunrise, The Young Master, Vics Canvas, Woodford County, 20 Bar

ENDS

Further Information Contact

David Stevens 07720 400438