Hatton's Grace Hurdle
Grade 1, Fairyhouse
€100,000 added,
4yo plus,
2m 4f, Class 1 
Sunday 3rd December 2017

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Faugheen heads an entry of 21 for the Grade 1 Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle.

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Absent since his success in the Grade 1 BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown in January of last year, the 2015 champion hurdler is one of nine horses entered in the €100,000 event by Willie Mullins who has won the race previously with Hurricane Fly in 2010, Zaidpour in 2012 and Arctic Fire two years ago.

Mullins could also be represented by star mare Vroum Vroum Mag, Melon and Yorkhill.  

Gordon Elliott has made five entries, headed by last year’s winner Apple’s Jade while Melbourne Cup winning trainer Joseph O'Brien has entered his Guinness Galway Hurdle hero Tigris River.

Swamp Fox
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Swamp Fox

Swamp Fox, runner-up in that race, has been given an entry by Joe Murphy.

"We're aiming for the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle and he's in the Hatton's Grace at Fairyhouse as well, so it will be one or the other," said Murphy.

"He's rated 155 now so it sort of rules handicaps out, even though I know he was second in the Galway Hurdle.

"You find at this time of year you can be giving plenty of weight away to the second-season hurdlers.

"There's good money in the better races and they are usually pretty small fields.

"So, it will either be the Fighting Fifth or the Hatton's Grace and we'll decide nearer the time."

Jessica Harrington could run both her 2014 Champion Hurdle winner Jezki and Supasundae, successful in the Grade 3 Coral Cup at Cheltenham in March.

Grade 1 winner Jer’s Girl could yet represent Gavin Cromwell.

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Hatton's Grace Hurdle
€100,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 4f, Class 1
21 entries
Supplementary Entries closing by 12 Noon on November 28th.

Form Horse Age Weight Trainer
221211- Apple's Jade (FR) 218 5 11-3 G Elliott
11F615- Augusta Kate 218 6 11-3 W P Mullins
214F/F-1 Campeador (FR) 46 5 11-10 G Elliott
11251- Cilaos Emery (FR) 222 5 11-10 W P Mullins
1/1-1122 Coquin Mans (FR) 30 5 11-10 W P Mullins
211- Duca De Thaix (FR) 414 4 11-6 G Elliott
111211/ Faugheen (IRE) 679 9 11-10 W P Mullins
1/125F-4 Jer's Girl (IRE) 63 5 11-3 G P Cromwell
1/1285-1 Jezki (IRE) 63 9 11-10 Mrs J Harrington
PP57-34 Lieutenant Colonel 38 8 11-10 G Elliott
113/213- Limini (IRE) 264 6 11-3 W P Mullins
122-1 Melon 30 5 11-10 W P Mullins
P/1231-3 Mick Jazz (FR) 30 6 11-10 G Elliott
F3624-1 Monksland (IRE) 38 10 11-10 N Meade
312F12- Nichols Canyon 220 7 11-10 W P Mullins
F32538- Snow Falcon (IRE) 50 7 11-10 N Meade
812412- Supasundae 239 7 11-10 Mrs J Harrington
0-41124 Swamp Fox (IRE) 28 5 11-10 J G Murphy
4/45-711 Tigris River (IRE) 122 6 11-10 Joseph P O'Brien
121127- Vroum Vroum Mag (FR) 219 8 11-3 W P Mullins
1/41112- Yorkhill (IRE) 231 7 11-10 W P Mullins