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McCoy predicts tough day for Mullins

News Summed Up 2018-03-13 05:30:00

Buveur D’Air provided McManus with a 50th Festival triumph when winning the 2017 Champion Hurdle and McCoy expects the Nicky Henderson-trained seven-year-old to follow up in today’s feature. “It doesn’t look a Champion Hurdle that has loads of strength in depth,” McCoy told his audience at The Castle, Riverstown, Co Cork. “There’s no doubt Footpad looks much more efficient jumping fences than hurdles but I do think Petit Mouchoir has a good chance of beating him,” he says. “Footpad has been very impressive but I do think there’s more to come from Petit Mouchoir. At the prices I’d be inclined to go with Petit Mouchoir.”