Hurricane Fly shortens for 2014 Cheltenaham Champion Hurdle

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Updated: December 31, 2013

Punters forecast Hurricane at Cheltenham

Hurricane Fly now 7/2 to retain Champion Hurdle

Boylesports can report further interest in Hurricane Fly to retain his Champion Hurdle crown following his win in the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown.

Hurricane Fly was cut into 4/1 from 6/1 on Sunday after his 18thGrade One success and Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker has since shortened the Willie Mullins-trained nine year old into 7/2on Tuesday morning following further support.

The New One currently heads the betting at 5/2 whilst Kempton Christmas Hurdle winner My Tent Or Yours is hot on his heels at 3/1.

Jezki who was runner up to Hurricane Fly on Sunday is available at 6/1 whilst Our Conor, who finished third in Sunday’s race, is priced at 8/1.

Liam Glynn, PR Executive at Boylesports said: “Hurricane Fly recorded a record 18th Grade One win when landing the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown on Sunday and punters certainly think that he still has more to come.

He added: “We cut him into 4/1 from 6/1 after he won on Sunday to retain his Champion Hurdle crown and this has since dried up. He is now 7/2 following support in the past 24 hours.

2014 Champion Hurdle

The New One 5/2

My Tent or Yours 3/1

Hurricane Fly 7/2

Jezki 6/1

Our Conor 8/1

Annie Power 8/1

Un De Sceaux 16/1

Grandouet 20/1

Diakali 25/1

Rock On Ruby 25/1

Zarkandar 25/1

Rolling Star 25/1

Melodic Rendezvous 33/1

EW 1/4 1, 2, 3

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