119 in for Neptune

Thu 31st Jan 2013, 12:14
Pont Alexandre
Pont Alexandre
(Healy Racing Photos)
Impressive Leopardstown scorer Pont Alexandre is among 119 entries for the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle.

The ante-post favourite is one of 12 entered by Willie Mullins, along with the likes of Champion Bumper winner Champagne Fever and unbeaten mare Annie Power.

Puffin Billy has this race and the Supreme Novices' Hurdle as his possible targets while The New One and Cheltenham conqueror At Fishers Cross also feature.

Mouse Morris has entered the rapidly improving Rule The World, one of nine possible runners for Gigginstown House Stud.

Challow Hurdle winner Taquin Du Seuil looks to represent the best of the rest from Britain at this stage, alongside Tolworth Hurdle winner Melodic Rendezvous.

Binocular very well after Irish Champion

Binocular is reported to have returned home in good shape following his creditable performance in Sunday's Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown.