Fisher Bridge earned a quote of 25/1 from Stan James for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the 2009 Cheltenham Festival after his Punchestown success this afternoon. At Huntingdon Starluck was given a quote of 33/1 for the Triumph Hurdle following his cheeky winning British debut under Timmy Murphy.
Head of PR Charlie McCann: "Fisher Bridge certainly ploughed through the Punchestown sleet like a decent horse under his 4lb penalty, and with winning Flat form on much better ground he is unlikely to be inconvenienced by faster ground in the spring. The subsequent facile win on the same card of Bob Lingo gave more credence to the form of the Noel Meade charge, and the Irish once again look to have a very strong hand in the Festival opener even at this very early stage of the season."
Supreme Novices' Hurdle Latest betting from Stan James
Cousin Vinny 6/1, Zaarito 12/1, Doeslessthanme 16/1, Corskeagh Royale 16/1, Gold Award 16/1, 20s Bar including 25/1 today's Punchestown winners Fisher Bridge and 33/1Bob Lingo.