Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Mullins Goes Joint Favourite For Trainers' Title

Willie Mullins is 10-11 joint favourite with Paul Nicholls to win the National Hunt Trainers’ Championship. It follows another sparkling Saturday for the Irish master trainer.

“It looks like it will be a fight to the wire between Paul Nicholls and Willie Mullins,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “Cheltenham Festival will be the key battleground.”

Meanwhile Faugheen is 2-5 favourite for tomorrow’s Irish Champion Hurdle.

Leopardstown 3.05 Irish Champion Hurdle: 2-5 Faugheen, 3-1 Nichols Canyon, 15-2 Arctic Fire, 100-1 Plinth, 200-1 King Of The Picts, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)

National Hunt Trainers’ Championship: 10-11 Paul Nicholls, 10-11 Willie Mullins, 16-1 Nicky Henderson, 16-1 Philip Hobbs, 100-1 Dan Skelton, 100-1 Jonjo O’Neill, 100-1 Colin Tizzard