4 in John Durkan contention

Fri 7th Dec 2012, 11:15

photoSir Des Champs
©Healy Racing Photos
Flemenstar and Sir Des Champs are set to grab the limelight on Sunday as they face a showdown in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase.

The former, who is trained by Peter Casey, will be chasing a seventh consecutive victory, with two Grade One victories bagged last term.

The Willie Mullins-trained Sir Des Champs is a leading fancy for the Cheltenham Gold Cup but will be having his first start since his Grade One win at Punchestown in April.

Rubi Light will be back to defend his title for Robbie Hennessy, while Bog Warrior provides a second string for Gigginstown House Stud, the owners of Sir Des Champs.

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