IN 1960, Fergal Duncan’s uncle, Anthony, bred the winner of the Champion Hurdle, Another Flash. Nearly 60 years later, to the day, Fergal will bid to emulate his uncle’s Cheltenham Festival success with Darling Daughter in the Champion Bumper.

An impressive winner at Limerick in November, Darling Daughter followed up in fine style by capturing a Grade 2 bumper at the Dublin Racing Festival beating next-time-out winner Politesse by just under four lengths.