Irish runners dominate the entries for the William Hill Supreme Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham
Last Updated: 31/01/13 12:16pm
Jezki (right) heads the Supreme Novices Hurdle list
Irish runners dominate the entries for the William Hill Supreme Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Jessica Harrington's Jezki has won all four starts over timber, the last two in top-class company, and heads the ante-post betting from Un Atout, unbeaten in three starts for Willie Mullins and one of seven entries from the yard.
Nicky Henderson has 13 horses listed among the entries, among whom River Maigue and My Tent Or Yours feature prominently in the betting. The former remains among the market leaders for the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury in February.
The exciting Oliver Sherwood-trained Puffin Billy has an entry as do four runners from Paul Nicholls' yard, with Dodging Bullets his most likely candidate on evidence seen so far.
One of the more surprising entries is 2011 Champion Bumper winner Cheltenian, who has been absent since while, as suggested following a Kempton bumper win, there's an entry for Fair Trade, one of four Alan King horses among the list.