Itchy Feet Set For Supreme Outing

Itchy Feet Set For Supreme Outing

Olly Murphy is looking to pitch Itchy Feet into the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle in March after his second place at Cheltenham on Sunday. The Stratford-upon-Avon handler was impressed with the four-year-old finishing just one and a quarter lengths behind the Colin Tizzard-trained Elixir De Nutz in the Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle at Prestbury Park.

 

A return to Cheltenham for March’s Festival is now high on Murphy’s priority list for Itchy feet when looking further ahead to 2019.

 

He said: “He ran a cracker. I think the winner got a soft lead and we were giving him 5lb. I’d like to take him on again off level terms in a good race. “He will have one more run before coming back to Cheltenham in March, when hopefully he will come back for the Supreme. I think a fast-run two miles here will suit him.”

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