Olly Murphy is looking to pitch Itchy Feet into the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle in March after his second place at Cheltenham on Sunday. The Stratford-upon-Avon handler was impressed with the four-year-old finishing just one and a quarter lengths behind the Colin Tizzard-trained Elixir De Nutz in the Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle at Prestbury Park.
A return to Cheltenham for March’s Festival is now high on Murphy’s priority list for Itchy feet when looking further ahead to 2019.
He said: “He ran a cracker. I think the winner got a soft lead and we were giving him 5lb. I’d like to take him on again off level terms in a good race. “He will have one more run before coming back to Cheltenham in March, when hopefully he will come back for the Supreme. I think a fast-run two miles here will suit him.”