Boston Bob: improving for Cheltenham 2012
Boston Bob is fast becoming a horse to watch out for at Cheltenham Festival 2012. His recent win against Mount Benbulben caught the attention of many horse bettors and fans. The racehorse has improved his performance tenfold as a result of his move to top Irish trainer Willie Mullins this season, and is set to continue to better his form for the March races.
The Navan Novice Hurdle firmly cast the limelight on Boston Bob. With 9/4 odds, he achieved his first significant win in Ireland. Willie Mullins said: “He jumped a lot better this time as they were going faster. He relished the trip and will probably go up in the New Year. He’ll be entered in both the Neptune and the Albert Bartlett”. The horse was accompanied by jockey Ruby Walsh, who is currently enjoying a consecutive run of victories.
What to expect from Boston Bob?
Owner Graham Wylie’s choice to move Boston Bob from Howard Johnson to Willie Mullins appears to have been a successful decision. The racehorse is now under the guidance of a renowned trainer, and Mullins is set to train the horse well over the next few months to ensure that his true potential shows at Cheltenham Festival 2012.
His ability to pull out a Grade-One performance in his second hurdle suggests that Boston Bob is capable of winning on Cheltenham Ladies Day during the Neptune Novices Hurdle, and Cheltenham Gold Cup Day during the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle. However it is essential that bettors recognise that one of the reasons Boston Bob won the Navan Novice Hurdle is because Mount Benbulben has a tendency to pull to the right. So, will Boston Bob be able to race to victory against such horses as Fingal Bay and Soux Les Cieux?
Check out Mount Benbulben during the 2011 Monksfield Novice Hurdle. The horse is set to race against Boston Bob again in the Neptune Novices Hurdle:
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