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Samcro - Faugheen faces mouth watering conflict

Samcro – Faugheen faces mouth watering conflict

All eyes will have weather conditions and ground conditions in Punchestown at the weekend and the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle is planned to be a cracker.

This may be a small area, but Samcro and Faugheen are certainly not of good quality because they have entered the Grade One relationship that attracts six runners in the final declaration stage.

The festival winner, Samcro, aims to return to Champion Hurdle in Cheltenham, rather than to start a Novice chase campaign, but has a question to answer after surprisingly losing his return to the ragged Under Royal.

Gordon Elliott expects him to leave behind him in terms of fitness, at least on Sunday, but he has to stress the need to reduce his chances for a boy who are six years old.

To put the ground aside, Elliott said to assess his expectations this week: adaki I'm going to have to develop the Down Royal form, but I thought it was going to take it there, so we'll see what's going on. Market.

"This game is a great game and it's about ideas. A Champion will have to advance in the form of last year to win the Barrier, but we're not leaving him yet.

"He just ran down a little numb in Down Royal, but the race wasn't good, so he'll be there for another day.

"Shane McCann attacked him Wednesday morning and was pleased with him.

"It will be a very good race, but as in Ireland, we can also make ducks and dives in the UK, but we take each other every day and so we have the best race in the world."

Faugheen had mixed luck in the race, and in 2015 he had to give Nichols Canyon in the pro-evil arena, but easily won it 12 months ago.

The former two-mile king of Willie Mullins ended a three-mile competition in Punchestown in April.

The Closutton trainer told The Races:; It's a wonderful shape and a mark it loves.

Durum I was wondering if I could play him for two days in Goolean by Hatton, but he's fine and he loves Punchestown and he means a lot when a horse loves a place.

"I don't have to worry about putting him on the trip – he works well."

Adding more shine to the judges, Supasundae, who was trained by Jessica Harrington, who was an equivalent race at the Punchestown Festival last season, where Samcro was the winner of the Irish champion Engel's Finger.

Robbie Power, the cavalry player, said: "Very well.

"Last year he ran on two miles two times and won on two Classes. Ireland won the championship obstacle and then won the Punchestown Champion Obstacle.

"Stayers in Cheltenham is a second and very good horse at the obstacle.

"We should just think about which way to go this season – Champion Hurdle or Stayers".

"It's so much back, so much so that it's probably going to be a run or so before it's completely fit, and probably this season."

Alan Elliott is a trained Gravestone and completed by Mullins' Sharjah and Wicklow Brave pair.

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