Shattered Love has a progressive profile and looks well worth an each-way wager at 16/1 in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle that gets proceedings underway on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival (1.30).
Gordon Elliott’s mare has won three of her five starts over the obstacles this season and also ran well to in defeat to finish runner-up twice.
They include when beaten just 1/2 a length by Airlie Beach in a Grade 3 at Down Royal and 2 3/4 lengtsh by Let’s Dance at Punchestown when trying to give the highly regarded winner 2lb.
The selection comes into the race on the back of two successes, and in the last of those beat Forge Meadow by 13 lengths in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse.
Forge Meadow has since landed a dcent Grade 2 contest at Naas to give teh form a boost and Shattered Love looks the the type who may well have more to offer now stepped up further in trip.
She also hails from a yard in fine form and receives a handy 7lb sex allowance from all her rivals.
Daily Sport recommended bet – posted on twitter 3.50pm 14/3/07: 2pts each-way Shattered Love (16/1 bet365 – BOG, 1/4 odds 1,2,3)