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Faugheen new favourite for Champion Hurdle

| 19.11.2017

Faugheen is the clear 5-2 (from 6-1) favourite with Coral for the Champion Hurdle, after the 2015 winner made a winning reappearance at Punchestown this afternoon.  Buveur D’Air has been eased to 7-2 (from 5-2) for back-to-back wins in the Champion Hurdle, with Defi Du Seuil among the 8-1 co-third favourites.

“Faugheen looked back to his best with an impressive Morgiana Hurdle win, and after that performance we had no hesitation in promoting the 2015 Champion Hurdle winner to the head of the ante-post betting ahead of last season’s big race winner Buveur D’Air,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

At Cheltenham this afternoon, North Hill Harvey earned a 14-1 (from 20-1) quote for the Racing Post Arkle after his trial success, while Fox Norton is 7-1 (from 12-1) with Coral for the Queen Mother Champion Chase, after his Grade Two victory.

**2018 Champion Hurdle
5-2 Faugheen, 7-2 Buveur D’Air, 8 Min, Defi Du Seuil, Yorkhill, 10 Melon, 16 Apple’s Jade,

**2018 Racing Post Arkle
6 Footpad, 8 Petit Mouchoir, 12 Finian’s Oscar, Melon, 14 Brain Power, North Hill Harvey, 16 Yanworth, 20 Ballyandy, River Wylde, Sceau Royal,

**King George VI Chase
5-2 Might Bite, 7-2 Thistlecrack, Sizing John, 8 Douvan, 10 Fox Norton, 12 Bristol De Mai, 14 Djakadam, Yorkhill, 16 Tea For Two, Whisper, 20 Cue Card, Native River, 25 Coneygree,

**2018 RSA Chase
8 Monalee, 12 Yanworth, 14 Death Duty, Finian’s Oscar, Willoughby Court, 16 Bacardys, Ballyoptic, 20 Ballyandy, Presenting Percy, 25 Ami Desbois, Barters Hill, Black Corton, Give Me A Copper, Supasundae, Wholestone

**2018 Champion Chase
11-8 Altior, 3 Douvan, 5 Yorkhill, 7 Fox Norton, Min, 10 Great Field, 14 Charbel, Politologue, 16 Top Notch, 20 Special Tiara

**2018 JLT Novices’ Chase
6 Finian’s Oscar, 8 Yanworth, 12 Bacardys, Death Duty, Footpad, 14 Ballyandy, Willoughby Court, 16 North Hill Harvey, Modus, 20 Supasundae, 25 Movewithethetimes, 33 Barters Hill

**2018 Ryanair Chase
7-2 Fox Norton, 5 Un De Sceaux, 8 Yorkhill, 10 Djakadam, Douvan, 12 Politologue, 14 Disko, Top Notch, 16 Road To Respect, Waiting Patiently


Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438



David Stevens

David joined Coral as PR manager in 2001, having previously worked at the
Racing Post. Now in the role of Head of PR, he is involved in all aspects
of the company's media relations, providing the latest racing betting news , as well as Coral's sponsorship and event
portfolio. A keen sports fan, and long-suffering Portsmouth supporter (the
two are not always connected), when not working he will normally be found
heading south, or east or west, to the sun, and that liking for the sunshine
explains why he will always prefer flat racing to the jumps.