Solwhit again proved to be no match for Willie Mullins’ gelding who ran on strongly to record his third victory this season.
“Hurricane Fly is clearly the pick of the Irish hurdlers but whether he will be able to live with the likes of Binocular and Peddlers Cross is the conundrum punters will be looking to answer in the run-up to the Champion Hurdle,” said totesport spokesman George Primarolo.
Earlier on the card, Realt Dubh has been nibbled to 12/1 (from 14/1) by totesport for the Arkle after narrowly defeating Noble Prince in the Irish equivalent. The latter has been cut to 14/1 (from 20/1) whilst Flat Out, who departed two out when still travelling strongly, remains a 12/1 shot.
Hidden Cyclone has been given a quote of 14/1 for the Neptune Investments Management Novice Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after he took the Synergy Security Solutions Novice Hurdle by two lengths from Ballyhaunis.