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Can Apples Jade Win Irish Champion Hurdle and Mares Hurdle Double

As punters prepare to immerse themselves in a bumper weekend of racing at the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown, we have released some interesting Dublin and Cheltenham Festival doubles.

Apple Jade looks poised for the Irish Champion Hurdle at firm odds of 11/10 with her nearest rival in the betting Melon at 11/4.

As the Gigginstown House Stud- owned seven-year-old prepares for her Irish Champion Hurdle tilt, we have offered 7/2 that she will land the Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race and the Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham, for which she is currently Even money.

Those favouring Melon to triumph on Saturday at Leopardstown can avail of 33/1 for the double, Irish Champions Hurdle and the Cheltenham Champion Hurdle

The Willie Mullins trained seven-year-old finished fourth following a disappointing run in the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown in December and is 10/1 for the Champion Hurdle at present.

Willie Mullins is hoping for back to back wins in the Dublin Chase with returning champion and favourite Min (8/13). Following a successful reappearance in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase and with the majority of punters getting behind the eight-year-old ahead of Saturday, Min has been issued odds of 6/1 to complete the Dublin Chase and Ryan Air Chase.

*Prices correct at time of publication