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Faugheen Attracts Early Morning Support As He Goes For Neptune Glory

Wednesday 12th March 2014

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh propelled into the limelight yesterday as the Co. Carlow duo bagged a brace of winners on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival and they will look to kick off day two on a winning note as they saddle Faugheen in the Neptune Novices' Hurdle at 1:30pm and the six-year-old is attracting significant morning support.

Many of the travelling Irish were quick to put up this exciting youngster as one of their leading hopes for the national hunt extravaganza and the punters have followed suit on Wednesday morning and the unbeaten gelding, who has won four races from his four starts, has been cut significantly in the betting for the opener.

Nicky Henderson's Royal Boy was ruled out early in the morning due to lameness and he was one of the fancied horses for the 2m 5f crown, but since then it has been Faugheen that has continued to be heavily backed by punters, as they look to start the day with a winning favourite.

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