Cheltenham Festival Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Keeper Hill Nabs Messire At Huntingdon

Keeper Hill Nabs Messire At Huntingdon

Keeper Hill is now 20-1 from 33-1 with William Hill for the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle after grinding out victory at Huntingdon.

The Warren Greatrex-trained winner was receiving 8lb from Messire Des Obeaux, with the runner-up also running with credit and remaining at 12-1 for the Neptune.

“Keeper Hill is clearly progressing with every run and that surely brings him in to contention for the major novice hurdles,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “Messire Des Obeaux lost but perhaps he could have the last laugh in the Neptune.”

Neptune: 7-2 Finian’s Oscar, 9-2 Neon Wolf, 7-1 Death Duty, 8-1 Let’s Dance, Melon, 10-1 Invitation Only, 12-1 Augusta Kate, Messire Des Obeaux, 14-1 Airlie Beach, Bon Papa, Monalee, Willougby Court, 16-1 Bacardys, Baltazar D’Allier, Cilaos Emery, Landofhopeandglory, Saturnas, 20-1 Ballyandy, Bravissimo, Chateau Conti, Housesofparliament, Jerrysback, Keeper Hill, Kemboy, Montalbano, Peter The Mayo Man, Senewalk, The Storyteller, Turcagua, William Henry, Woods Well, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)