X
Follow Jumps Racing on Facebook
Horse Racing

Yorkhill Topples Yanworth In Vintage Neptune As Walsh Stars Again

Wednesday 16th March 2016
Yorkhill

Ruby Walsh bagged his fourth winner of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival as he piloted Yorkhill to a stunning victory in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle, as the Willie Mullins-trained raider got the better of the heavily-backed Yanworth, who could only finish second in the day two curtain-raiser.

Punters piled into Yanworth before the off, as he was sent off an 11/10 favourite, but as he kept a wide path for most of the race, the aforementioned Walsh kept Yorkhill on the inside, and he duly cantered to the front before maintaining his prominent position to beat the red-hot jolly by one-and-three-quarter lengths.

Barry Geraghty always looked confident on board Yanworth, but as a mistake at the third hurdle from home somewhat halted his momentum, your eyes were drawn to a motionless Walsh, who oozed confidence on the 3/1 winner, and having strode to the front he quickened impressively to put the race to bed.

Supporters of Yanworth may have been disappointed by the result, but he galloped to the line encouragingly, but was ultimately beaten by the best horse on the day, who could now be destined for a significant time at the top, as he looks every bit another class act off the Mullins' production line.

13:30 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (Registered As The Baring Bingham Novices' Hurdle
1.Yorkhill - W Mullins - R Walsh - 3/1
2.Yanworth - A King - B Geraghty - 11/10F
3.Its'Afreebee - D Skelton - I Popham - 33/1
11 Ran

Latest Horse Racing Articles
x
Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets
Exclusive Promo Code
P30
JOIN NOW
New customers using Promo Code P30 only, min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15 (30 days expiry), free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org
x
Up to £100 in bet credits
Exclusive Promo Code
100BET365
JOIN NOW
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org.
x
Bet £10 Get £30
Exclusive Promo Code
30f
JOIN NOW
New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&Cs apply.
x
Horse Racing £20 FREE Exchange Bet
New customers only, bet up to £/€20 on the Exchange and if your first bet loses, we’ll refund you £/€20 in Cash. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. T&Cs apply. T&C’s Apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.
BET HERE