Oscars looks Well for Neptune Novices at Cheltenham Festival

Paddy Power

Tagged under: 2.05 Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle 2m 5f

Oscars Well won the Grade 1 Navan Hurdle on Saturday in the manner of a future Cheltenham Festival winner and his odds to win the Neptune Investment Management Novices Hurdle in March were quickly snapped up.

Irish bookmaker, Paddy Power offered 33/1 about the Molley Malone Syndicate owned gelding afterwards, those odds were gladly accepted and Oscars Well is now 25/1 to win the 2m 5f race which will be run on Wednesday 16 March at the Festival Meeting.

Always travelling at a canter, Robbie Power’s mount caught the eye with some fine hurdling and he stayed on strongly to win the two-and-a-half-mile race by 8 lengths from Sweet Shock with 7/4 favourite Fully Funded a further 3 lengths away in third.

Oscars Well was winning at odds of 9/4 and his task had been made easier when unbeaten Hidden Cyclone was withdrawn due to the soft ground, not that trainer Jessica Harrington was concerned as her charge registered his second win from three attempts over hurdles.

She said: "I know Hidden Cyclone came out of the race but my horse couldn't have done any more than he did. Robbie even said he hated today's tacky ground.

"He travels very well in his races, but we may have to get him to switch off a little.

"He'll go for the Grade Two novice hurdle at Leopardstown at the end of January next and hopefully he'll be capable of carrying his Grade One penalty.

"The Neptune at Cheltenham is his long-term target."

  • Share this:

  • Share

Latest Paddy Power News

Latest Paddy Power Offers