Five left against Hurricane

Tue 22nd Jan 2013, 14:26
Hurricane Fly
Hurricane Fly
(Healy Racing Photos)
Hurricane Fly heads six possibles for the BHP Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown this Sunday January 27th.

Willie Mullins' star performer will bid for his third successive win in the Grade One contest at the Dublin track.

"He's in great shape. Looking at him coming off the gallops on Monday morning he's fit and ready," Mullins told At The Races. "Hopefully then we'll just count down to Sunday."

He will be faced by Binocular, who is set to travel, rather than stay closer to home for the rearranged StanJames.com Champion Hurdle Trial at Doncaster.

"The plan at the minute is that he'll go to Ireland," said owner JP McManus' racing manager Frank Berry.

"Everybody seems very happy with him and we're looking forward to a good run at Leopardstown."

Mullins also has Thousand Stars and Zaidpour entered while Captain Cee Bee and One Cool Shabra complete the ones that remain.

Snow claims more meetings in England

Wednesday's meeting at Exeter has been abandoned following a second inspection at lunchtime.