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  • 12:35 Bar One Racing Juvenile 3-Y-O Hurdle 2m

  • (Grade 3) €27,500 added 3yo 5 ran
  • Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 13.60s
  • Off time: 12:36:12

Our Conor marked himself down as a Triumph Hurdle contender when winning at Fairyhouse

Last Updated: 02/12/12 1:00pm

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Dessie Hughes: Trains Our Conor

Dessie Hughes: Trains Our Conor

Our Conor made it two from two over hurdles when claiming Grade Three honours at Fairyhouse.

The Dessie Hughes-trained three-year-old backed up an easy success at Navan three weeks by denying Stocktons Wing in the Bar One Racing Juvenile 3-Y-O Hurdle.

Bryan Cooper's mount was nudged into the lead four out but found Brog Deas a willing foe until that rival faded two flights from home.

Stocktons Wing then came out of the pack under Mark Walsh, but was two and a half lengths away at the line.

Cooper said of the 8/11 favourite: "He has a good technique - I was very impressed with him. He's going in the right direction."

Hughes said: "He's a good leaper and has a good turn of foot. He ran on better ground on the Flat and that was no bother to him.

"He may go to Leopardstown at Christmas - there's no reason why he wouldn't. He's a natural."

When asked whether Our Conor could be a Triumph Hurdle horse, Hughes said: "I think you'd have to say he is."

Sky Bet cut Our Conor to 16/1 from 20s for the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

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