StanJames.com spokesman Rory Jiwani says, “Barry Geraghty had an armchair ride on Simonsig but the six-year-old made a couple of errors late on which took the shine off an otherwise impressive performance. He won’t be able to make those sort of mistakes in the Supreme, and we’re prepared to go top price about him in what looks like a wide-open heat. He’s 7/1 from 8/1 in our book.
“Galileo’s Choice was similarly dominant in winning at Fairyhouse and we cut Dermot Weld’s prospect from 12/1 from 10/1. He proved popular at that price so we had to trim him further to 9/1.
“Baby Shine was unlucky to finish behind It’s A Gimme in a good contest at Southwell after jockey Dominic Elsworth tried for a gap which wasn’t there. She would have won convincingly and we’ve cut her from 50/1 to 25/1 for the Supreme. The winner is unchanged at 20/1 for the Neptune Investment Hurdle.”
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle antepost betting (EW 1/4 1,2,3):
Steps To Freedom 8/1
Midnight Game 8/1
Galileo’s Choice 9/1
Cinders And Ashes 10/1