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Connell snaps up Our Conor

Triumph Hurdle hero Our Conor has been bought by leading owner Barry Connell.

The four-year-old was a 15-length winner of the Grade One event at Cheltenham last week, completing a double at the highest level and taking his tally to four wins in as many starts over hurdles for Dessie Hughes.

Connell was impressed with what he saw at Prestbury Park and snapped up the Jeremy gelding for an undisclosed sum from the Man About Town Syndicate.

He said: "Hopefully, with a little bit of improvement, you would imagine he should be a Champion Hurdle contender next year."