Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wolf's Name Up in Neon Lights after Haydock Win

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wolf's Name Up in Neon Lights after Haydock Win

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HARRY Fry is focused on the long-term future of exciting recruit Neon Wolf following his impressive victory in the Sky Bet Supreme Trial Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle at Haydock.

While the six-year-old earned quotes for the Supreme and Neptune Novices' Hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival, Fry already has one eye on next season when Neon Wolf will go novice chasing.

The Seaborough handler has ruled nothing out for the rest of the campaign for the Vinnie Roe gelding, who created a big impression in winning both his starts over hurdles this year and a bumper last term.

Fry said: "He's come out of the race in good order and it was a very exciting performance, not just on the day but for what it means for the future for him.

"We're enjoying yesterday and looking at all the options.

"We're not ruling anything in or out at this stage.

"He has a lot of options open to him, the Cheltenham novice races and at the same time he's going to be chasing in the autumn. It's a case of doing right by him.

"The Masterson Family (owners) like Cheltenham and they also like going to Punchestown so there's as much chance of going to Cheltenham as there is of skipping Cheltenham and heading to Punchestown instead.

"All the options are open. We'll discuss it with the Mastersons and Noel (Fehily) and make our minds up what the right route is to go,but it's exciting and one to be planning the future for.

"He's a big unit of a horse, a tank of a horse really, so he wouldn't want quickish ground.

"Yesterday, good to soft, soft that was perfect for him, so with Cheltenham we would have to consider the ground.

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