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Super Sub gets chance to shine

Robbie Hennessy's 2007 Champion Hurdle hero Sublimity is out to prove he is no back number when he tackles the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown.

The veteran may not be quite the force of old, but he scored on his latest appearance at Cork.

"He's in good old form and we were thrilled to get him back in the winner's enclosure the last day," said Hennessy.

"After all the trouble we had with his leg last year, it was a bonus just to get him back on the track again, so to see him win was brilliant.

"The one thing that will be in his favour this weekend will be the ground as it will probably the best ground he's run on for the last couple of seasons.

"I'm not saying he's going to go out there and beat them all but there's only a handful of runners, so he might as well take his chance and see if he can pick up a bit of prize-money."

The 11-year-old has been handed another entry for the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, but Hennessy is unsure whether he will make the trip this year.

"We gave him an entry because it's an early-closing race and I'd be kicking myself if he ran a blinder on Sunday and then wasn't in at Cheltenham," the trainer added.

"We might consider it if he shows up well this weekend, but we'll see."


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