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Jezki - Fairyhouse - 02.12.12

Jezki is a best-priced 7-2 for victory in the Suprme Novices' Hurdle

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Harrington delight at Jezki's Supreme progress

TRAINER Jessica Harrington has expressed her delight about the wellbeing of ante-post Supreme Novices' Hurdle favourite Jezki as the build-up to the Cheltenham Festival continues.

The unbeaten hurdler, who last month was snapped up by leading owner JP McManus for an undisclosed sum, will be kept fresh for the festival curtain-raiser after connections opted against running in Saturday's Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown.

"I couldn't be happier with him," Harrington told the Racing & Football Outlook in her stable tour.

Although Jezki has done all his winning this season on soft ground, Harrington expects the Grade 1 Future Champions Novice Hurdle winner to improve granted faster conditions.

"Leopardstown was his most impressive performance by far as that was on very soft ground and he is much better on better going," she added. "It's next stop Cheltenham for him and the opening Supreme Novices' Hurdle."

Jezki is a best-priced 7-2 with the sponsors for the opening Grade 1 of the Festival, with Un Atout (7-1) and River Maigue (9-1) the only other two runners currently trading at a single-figure price.

To read Jessica Harrington's thoughts on the rest of her Cheltenham Festival squad make sure you pick up a copy of Racing & Football Outlook - available to buy from Tuesday

 
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