Lieutenant Colonel on course for Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival

  This season’s Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle series concludes at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday, March 12, with the £120,000 Grade One Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle. The two mile and five furlong contest, the first race on The Festival’s second day at 1.30pm, is televised live on Channel 4, Racing UK and Turf TV. Irish trainer Dessie Hughes has a great affinity with the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle. The Co Kildare handler sent out subsequent dual Champion Hurdle hero Hardy Eustace to…

Red Sherlock considered for Saturday’s Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle

  Red Sherlock could bid to extend his unbeaten record to six in the £30,000 Grade Two Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (3.00pm, 13 entries) over an extended two and a half miles at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 25.   The David Pipe-trained five-year-old captured bumpers at Towcester and Ascot last season, and opened his account this term in the Listed Fairlawne – Festival Jockey Club Fine Dining Bumper at Cheltenham in November. He has also made an impressive start to his…

Sherwood eyes Saturday’s Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at Warwick for Deputy Dan

Trainer Oliver Sherwood is considering Deputy Dan for the £27,500 Grade Two Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (3.00pm, 17 entries) over two miles and five furlongs at Warwick on Saturday, January 11.   The six-year-old won two of his three starts in bumpers last term and got off the mark at the third time of asking over hurdles with an impressive 19-length success on heavy ground at Chepstow on December 28.   He had shaped encouragingly in his first two outings over hurdles, finding only…

Greatrex considering Neptune Investment Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day for progressive Cole Harden

Cheltenham on New Year’s Day (Wednesday, January 1, 2014) is the setting for the fourth race in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle series. The £10,000 Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle takes place over an extended two and a half miles and has attracted a strong entry of 20. It is staged at 12.10pm, the first contest on the excellent seven-race card. Cole Harden has won on three of his four starts to date for trainer Warren Greatrex, who is considering a visit to Cheltenham…

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