Cheltenham Neptune Investment Hurdle
Neptune Investment Hurdle betting verdict
Both Boston Bob and Simonsig are proving hard to split in the Neptune Novices’ ante-post market providing they both contest it. Willie Mullins’ hurdler is also entered in the Albert Bartlett Novices, while connections of Simonsig, who won comfortably at Kelso in his prep race, could target the Supreme Novices. Monksland is another who features prominently in the market along with Sous Les Cieux for this renewal. Get a free £25 bet with William Hill.
This could come down to Rock On Ruby, who has previously performed well at Cheltenham and represents excellent each-way value at odds of 8/1 with VC Bet .
Neptune Hurdle Recent Records
Since the turn of the millennium, this hasn’t been a race favourites have done well in. Only two market leaders, Monsignor in 2000 and Mikael Dhaguenet two years ago have justified favouritism and each way value might just prevail again this year. The two mile five furlong distance is a tricky one in the sense that many trainers are still learning the preferred trip of these novices. Willie Mullins does however seem to have hit the nail on the head with regards this distance – the Irish trainer took this race in consecutive years in 2008 and 2009. So keep a look out for his representative(s) in this as it would come as no surprise to see his horse(s) be there or thereabouts.
Five and six year old horses have dominated the Neptune Investment Hurdle during the last decade. To trace the last seven year old winner you will have to dig the year 1998 out of the archives when Ferdy Murphy’s French Holly claimed victory. Mature and experienced chasers seem the route to go down if you’re going to put your money where your mouth is in this race. Certainly, do not hesitate picking a 5/6yo and one that comes into the event after a progressive National Hunt season can only enhance your chances of a winner on day two!
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