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Lucy Rhodes 30th Jan 2011 - 12:19

Ruby backed to Rock the Neptune Boat

Bobs Worth proved star of the show at Cheltenham on Saturday in the Neptune Investments Novices' Hurdle Trial, however it has been the second-placed Rock On Ruby who has been the subject of support with William Hill and is now 8-1 from 10-1.

The five-timer bid was put to an end, when Paul Nicholls' six-year-old made a mistake two-out before hanging left out of contention after the last and leaving the path clear for Bobs Worth to claim the Grade 2 honours.

The winning Henderson inmate was aided by the rail, and had the runner-up kept to a truer line, the conclusion may have been different.

Lucy Rhodes, spokeswoman for William Hill, said, 'The margin of victory would have been significantly decreased had Rock On Ruby not hung after the final flight, and having been trimmed into 8-1 from 10s following overnight support, clearly some punters anticipate a closer finish in March'.

Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle: 5-1 Bobs Worth, 6-1 Zaidpour, 8-1 Cue Card, Rock On Ruby, 10-1 Backspin, Minella Class, So Young, 12-1 Bobs Worth, Court In Motion, 14-1Chablais, Dunraven Storm, First Lieutenant, 16-1 Last Instalment, 20-1 Al Ferof, Frawley, Hidden Cyclone, Megastar, Oscars Well, 25-1 Bishopsfurze, Champion Court, Jetnova, Shot from the Hip, 33-1 Fully Funded (E/W 1/4 1,2,3)



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