Racing: Court fancied for Irish prize

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Ted Walsh's Triumph Hurdle winner, Commanche Court, has been installed as the 10-1 favourite with the sponsors for the Ladbroke Hurdle at Leopardstown on 10 January. The chestnut, one-length conqueror of Circus Star at Cheltenham, is a top-priced 12-1 with William Hill and Coral.

Ladbrokes rate the chief British hope as Maurice Camacho's Alabang, a good third to Major Jamie in the William Hill Handicap Hurdle at Sandown earlier this month.

LADBROKE HURDLE (Leopardstown, 10 January). Ladbrokes: 10-1 Commanche Court, 12-1 Alabang, Broken Rites, Graphic Equaliser & Toast The Spreece, 14-1 L'Opera, 16-1 Balladur, Major Jamie & Sharpical, 20-1 Arctic Weather, Carlito Brigante, Circus Star, Metastasio, Indefence, Lady Daisy, Theatreworld & Tibetan, 25-1 Ciaras Prince, Collon Leader, Greenhue, Impulsive Dream, Juyush, Native-Derrig, Skipo, Tidjani & Top Cees, 33-1 others.

William Hill: 12-1 Commanche Court & Walk On Mix, 14-1 Alabang, Broken Rites, Graphic Equaliser, Shadow Leader, Theatreworld & Toast The Spreece, 16-1 Arctic Weather, L'Opera, Major Jamie, Tibetan & Top Cees, 20-1 others.

Coral: 12-1 Commanche Court, Broken Rites, Graphic Equaliser, Alabang & Major Jamie, 14-1 Shadow Leader, Toast The Spreece, Tibetan, L'Opera & Top Cees, 16-1 others.

Tote: 10-1 Alabang, Commanche Court & Graphic Equaliser, 12-1 Arctic Weather, 14-1 Toast The Spreece, 16-1 Broken Rites, Greenhue, L'Opera, Major Jamie, Tibetan & Walk On Mix, 20-1 Balladur, Circus Star, Palette, Shadow Leader, Sharpical & Theatreworld, 25-1 others.

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