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Faugheen clear favourite to reverse the form with Nichols Canyon

| 19.01.2016

Bookmaker Coral make the Willie Mullins-trained Faugheen the 1-3 favourite to reverse the form with his stablemate Nichols Canyon in Sunday’s BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown. Nichols Canyon, who ended Faugheen’s unbeaten record in the Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown in November, is priced at 7-2 to win on Sunday, while Mullins’ other raider, Arctic Fire, can be backed at 6-1.


“Nichols Canyon may have inflicted a shock defeat on Faugheen back in November but we can’t see that happening again. Any doubts surrounding the Champion Hurdle hero were certainly put to bed when he romped home to victory in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.


**Irish Champion Hurdle


1-3 Faugheen, 7-2 Nichols Canyon, 6-1 Arctic Fire, 125-1 Plinth, 200-1 King Of the Picts




Nicola McGeady

Nicola joined the PR team in January 2013 from Boylesports. Moving across the water from Ireland, she has taken on the role of PR Manager, dealing with all aspects of media activity, as well as taking on the responsibility of a number of the firm's key
partnerships such as At The Races and RUK. Nicola has been in the bookmaking industry for over six years,with a wide range of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, but you can also check out Nicola's lastest blog posts right here at the Coral news site. Like many of her Irish compatriots, Nicola is a huge Manchester United fan, and when not working, she can be found on a tennis court or enjoying the London social