Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Faugheen Set for Christmas Cheer

Faugheen could be the star in the Christmas Hurdle and he’s 4-9 with the sponsors to land the Grade 1 race.


William Hill have priced up the race following news that The New One will swerve a clash with the Mullins’ superstar on Boxing Day.


“It’s great for the sport to bring Ireland’s Champion Hurdle favourite to Kempton, but it appears he’s scared away his biggest potential rival!” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “Grade 1 winner Irving will provide a stern challenge, but Faugheen is a fantastic animal and is odds-on to succeed.” Christmas Hurdle: 4-9 Faugheen, 10-3 Irving, 6-1 Sign Of A Victory, 14-1 Purple Bay, 20-1 Blue Heron, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)