Horse Racing Cheltenham Festival By Jon Ivan-Duke

Identity Thief is 25-1 for Neptune

Identity Thief is 25-1 with William Hill for the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, after a resolute success in the opening race on Day Three at Leopardstown’s Christmas meeting.

Henry de Bromhead trained the Gigginstown-owned winner to a debut win in a Fairyhouse bumper before victory at Leopardstown and the gelded son of Kayf Tara is now an outside chance for Neptune glory.

“There was a gamble all morning on Identity Thief and he’s delivered for punters. It’s not the first and it won’t be the last time that a punted Henry de Bromhead-trained horse wins for his backers,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Neptune: 7-1 Tell Us More, 8-1 No More Heroes, Shaneshill, 14-1 Black Hercules, L’Ami Serge, Value At Risk, 16-1 Free Expression, Jollyallan, Nichols Canyon, 20-1 Parlour Games, 25-1 Arpege D’Alene, Gaitway, Identity Thief, Killultagh Vic, Silver Concorde, Vyta Du Roc, 33-1 Seedling, 40-1 Long Dog, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)