Matt Chapman's Verdict On Faugheen This Season

Yesterday at Plumpton Racecourse we got to have a brief chat with one of the most outspoken men in the world of horse racing, Matt Chapman. He is the betting pundit for ITV Racing and a presenter for At The Races and there is not many people in the sport that know more about Racing than him.

He is known for his explosive and slightly debatable opinions on all things horse racing and is widely liked for his ability to literally to say what he is thinking.

This also for a certain audience in the racing sphere is disliked and he is a chalk and cheese character, but one thing you can't take away from him is that he truly knows his stuff and he is respected in the sport.

Whilst Chapman was packing up for the day at Plumpton we asked him about one his favourite horses to ever grace the earth, Faugheen.

This superstar for leading Irish trainer and recent inductee into the Cheltenham hall of fame, Willie Mullins ran on his seasonal reappearance at Punchestown on Sunday in the Morgiana Hurdle and was thoroughly disappointing.

He was beaten by his stablemate Sharjah impressively by over five lengths and this left a lot of punters wanting answers as Faugheen went off at 1/2 but put in the performance of a 20/1 shot.

We asked the ITV and At The Races pundit what he thought would be the next step for the 2015 Champion Hurdle winner and if he could ever reproduce the form of what he once was.

The Mullins trained 10 year old won 14 races out of 15 the start of his career picking up overall in his career a total of nine Grade 1 titles across England and Ireland.

After suffering some terrible set backs in his career, which has seen him off the track for a total of 22 months before last season, the big question was if he could be the same horse as he once was and this could be his last season to see if he can.

Interview Below.

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