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Conor makes it countHeadlines
Our Conor has the beating of Stocktons Wing at the final flight

Our Conor preserved his unbeaten record over hurdles when securing 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, 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 added: "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."

Our Conor was subsequently cut by some bookmakers to around the 16-1 mark for the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

Avondhu Lady (10-1) denied Our Girl Salley in a driving finish to the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Handicap Chase.

In what was a virtual repeat of their clash at Clonmel at the beginning of last month, the David Fenton-trained winner just held the upper hand after the last, prevailing by half a length from the 15-8 favourite in the hands of Mark Enright.

The claiming jockey had a great afternoon as he completed a double in another thrilling finish, getting Shark Hanlon's Murchu (12-1) home by a nose from Give Us A Hand in a three-way call for the Caffrey's Bar And Restaurant Of Batterstown Handicap Chase.

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