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Fever and Minsk bid for Bond

Champagne Fever and Minsk head a select field of six horses declared for the Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novices' Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday.

The former, winner of last season's Champion Bumper at Cheltenham, made a successful start over hurdles for Willie Mullins when victorious at Cork earlier this month.

Minsk was a high-class horse on the Flat and started this National Hunt campaign with a win at Punchestown in mid-November.

Clonbanan Lad, Jezki, Midnight Oil and Zuzka also take their chance.