Monday, 21 August 2017

Harry Fry's leading Festival hope Neon Wolf suffers fatal injury

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Harry Fry has described stable star Neon Wolf as 'irreplaceable', after his Cheltenham Festival runner-up suffered a life-ending injury over the weekend.

The six-year-old won four times in his career, including a brilliant nine length success in Haydock's Grade Two Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle.

As a hotly fancied favourite in the Neptune he was an unlucky loser, when defeated by a head in the Grade One event by Willoughby Court.

For young Fry he was a classy horse, that could only improve the fast growing reputation of the Dorset-handler's yard.

"We are deeply saddened to report the loss of the brilliantly talented Neon Wolf over the weekend following a freak accident in his stable," Fry told his website.

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Following his narrow defeat at the Cheltenham Festival, he was well-fancied to go one better in 2018

"He had the potential to go right to the top and it is hard to come to terms with the fact that he has gone."

"It is a dreadful blow to his owners the Masterson family and all of the team here at Seaborough.

"We all shared such high hopes and dreams for Neon Wolf who came tantalising close to success at this year's Cheltenham Festival in the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle.

"A big, imposing fluent jumper who started his career in an Irish point-to-point, he was a horse who had everything you look for in a top class racehorse.

"Very sadly he will not now get the chance to fulfil the promise he had shown us, he will be irreplaceable."

Neon Wolf had been one of the leading novice chasers coming into the jumps season, with him as a leading fancy in the JLT Novices' Chase, Arkle and RSA Chase.

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