Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Finian's Oscar New Neptune Favourite

Finian’s Oscar is the new Neptune Novices’ Hurdle favourite with William Hill, now 5-1 from 12-1. Hills also cut the Tolworth Hurdle winner to 7-1 from 20-1 for the Supreme, 8-1 (new price) for the Albert Bartlett and 4-1 to win any race at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival.


“Finian’s Oscar is a potential superstar and could follow in the hoof prints of last year’s Tolworth winner Yorkhill by going on to win at the Cheltenham Festival,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Lifeboat Mona took the Mares’ Hurdle at Sandown and is now 16-1 from 25-1 with William Hill for the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival.


Earlier on the card, Don Bersy claimed the juvenile race beating odds-on favourite Coeur De Lion. Don Bersy has been installed at 33-1 by William Hill for the Triumph Hurdle, with the runner-up quoted at the same price.


In Ireland, Chateau Conti entered the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle equation after victory at Cork – he’s 16-1 with William Hill.



Supreme Novices’ Hurdle: 6-1 Moon Racer, 9-1 Crack Mome, 10-1 Cilaos Emery, 14-1 Melon,16-1 Chateau Conti, Jenkins, 20-1 Ballyandy, Capitaine, Finian’s Oscar, Movewiththetimes, Saturnas, Senewalk, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle: 5-1 Finian’s Oscar, 7-1 Death Duty, 10-1Invitation Only, 12-1 Messire Des Obeaux, 14-1 Baltazar D’Allier, Monalee, 16-1 Bacardys, 20-1Ballyandy, Moon Racer, Penhill, Saturnas, Senewalk, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle: 5-2 Death Duty, 8-1 Finian’s Oscar, 12-1 Blow By Blow, Invitation Only, 14-1 Bacardys, Messire Des Obeaux, Wholestone, 16-1 Battleford, West Approach, 20-1 Penhill, Turcagua, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


OLBG Mares’ Hurdle: 2-1 Vroum Vroum Mag, 5-2 Apple’s Jade, 4-1 Annie Power, 6-1 Jer’s Girl,7-1 Limini, 12-1 Kotkikova, 16-1 Lifeboat Mona, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Triumph Hurdle: 6-1 Defi Du Seuil, 7-1 Charli Parcs, 8-1 Meri Devie, 10-1 Bapaume, Landofhopeandglory, 14-1 Mega Fortune, 16-1 Cliffs Of Dover, Dinaria Des Obeaux, Housesofparliament, 20-1 Francin, Laws Of Spin, The Major General, 25-1 Bhutan, Big Ben, Cook Islands, Cosmeapolitan, Domperignon Du Lys, Gunnery, Mengli Khan, Soldier In Action, Stratum, Triplicate, Unicorn, 33-1 Coeur De Lion, Don Bersy, Sword Fighter, 50-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)