Neon Wolf goes for Neptune but American misses festival

Harry Fry: ‘It’s all systems go for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle and he must have a great chance’

Harry Fry: revealed Neon Wolf will be heading for the Neptune

 PICTURE:Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos) 

 By Tom Kerr 11:00AM 12 MAR 2017 

NEON WOLF will run in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle on Wednesday, according to trainer Harry Fry.

The unbeaten hurdler was a general 7-4 favourite for the Neptune before Fry’s announcement but also had the option of running in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, for which he was 4-1.

Fry added impressive Warwick winner American, who has entries in the RSA and National Hunt Chase, will miss the festival due to drying ground.

Neon Wolf had been the subject of plenty of support in the Supreme market over the past two weeks, but the same drying ground that has cost American a shot at festival glory appears to have contributed to Fry’s decision to opt for the longer Neptune.

The Willie Mullins-trained Bacardys, a Grade 1 winner at Leopardstown on his last start, is next best in the Neptune betting at a general 3-1.

 
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