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Jezki heads Supreme Novices' Hurdle

Updated: Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 19:13 | Comments

Jezki will run in the green and gold silks of JP McManus at the Cheltenham Festival
Jezki will run in the green and gold silks of JP McManus at the Cheltenham Festival

Ante-post favourite Jezki features among 94 entries for the William Hill Supreme Novices' Hurdle, the opening race of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.

Jessica Harrington's five-year-old is unbeaten in four starts over timber and having followed up his victory in the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle with another brilliant Grade One success at Leopardstown over Christmas, he was snapped up by leading owner JP McManus.

Jezki is one of 30 Irish-trained entries, with champion trainer Willie Mullins responsible for seven of them, including the hugely exciting Un Atout and Pique Sous.

The home challenge features River Maigue, Dodging Bullets, Melodic Rendezvous, My Tent Or Yours and Puffin Billy.

Unsurprisingly, a host of entries are also engaged in other novice hurdles at Cheltenham as trainers leave their options open at this stage.

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