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Fenton pleased with Dunguib

Philip Fenton is happy with Dunguib as his pride and joy builds up towards a crack at the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday week.

The County Tipperary trainer reports the eight-year-old to be all the better for his comeback win at Gowran Park last month after being off the track since April.

"Everything is fine, it's so far so good and we're not far away from it now. I couldn't be happier with him. All has gone to plan. He's come out of his Gowran race very well and all roads lead to Cheltenham," said Fenton.

"He did a bit of work on Wednesday and we were very pleased. He'll possibly do a bit next Wednesday as well and that will be that.

"It's always a good Champion Hurdle but this year seems to be above average. We'd like to think we have a good chance. You just need a bit of luck."

Dunguib, a 16-1 chance with the sponsors, will be making his third successive appearance at the Festival.

Winner of the Weatherbys Champion Bumper in 2009, he was third to fellow Champion Hurdle rival Menorah in the Supreme Novices' when sent off the 4-5 favourite.