Willie Mullins decides to give Boston Bob Albert Bartlett entry


Willie Mullins has opted to run the exciting Boston Bob in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham.

The Graham Wylie-owned gelding also holds an entry in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle over a shorter distance on Wednesday, but it has been decided to go for the three-mile race on Friday.

Boston Bob is ante-post favourite for the Albert Bartlett thanks to winning all his three hurdle races so far in commanding fashion.

“Boston Bob will be kept to the end of the week for the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle,” said Mullins.

“I was talking to Mr Wylie this morning and that is what I said and he is happy enough to do that.”

Mullins added he would be represented in the Neptune by Make Your Mark, who was third to Boston Bob at Leopardstown last time, and Sous Les Cieux.

And he is likely to have three runners in the William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – Midnight Game, Simenon and Allure of Illusion.

Mullins also outlined plans for Thursday’s Ladbrokes World Hurdle, saying: “In the World Hurdle I will have four runners – Mourad, Mikael d’Haguenet, So Young and Thousand Stars.”