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Our Conor works after racing at Navan

Updated: Saturday, 21 Dec 2013 22:01 | Comments

Dessie Hughes has yet to saddle the winner of the hurdling highlight at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival
Dessie Hughes has yet to saddle the winner of the hurdling highlight at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival

Our Conor satisfied connections in a post-racing gallop at Navan on Saturday.

Danny Mullins received the leg-up aboard the leading Champion Hurdle contender, who worked alongside stablemates Lyreen Legend and Guitar Pete ahead of his return to action in the Ryanair Hurdle.

Trainer Dessie Hughes said: "He worked nicely and he needed that - I'd be happy anyway.

"We'll keep him ticking over now and he's ready (to run again) now."

Owner Barry Connell said: "He worked well and he pulled well clear of the other two.

"I'm happy with him and he's fit and well - he likes that ground.

"We knew he'd go well because he'd been going well at home. He's in good old nick."

Our Conor was a runaway winner of the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham in March but has only been seen once since then, when fourth on the Flat at Naas in October.

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