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Conor workout pleases Hughes

Last season's outstanding Triumph Hurdle winner 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.