Briar Hill continued his unbeaten record under rules to win the Slaney Novice Hurdle at Naas but William Hill have pushed him out to 16-1 from 10-1 for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, with the Neptune or Albert Bartlett looking more likely targets. It leaves The Liquidator as the outright favourite for the Supreme at 10-1. Briar Hill is unchanged with William Hill at 10-1 for the Neptune, 7-1 for the Albert Bartlett and is 5-1 in William Hill's 'Win Any Race at 2014 Cheltenham Festival' market.
Willie Mullins' gelding won the Champion Bumper in 2013 and will seek to continue his perfect record under National Hunt rules at this year's Festival.
"Support for Briar Hill could swell after his latest performance and, with a number of potential targets, we expect to see money for him in our 'Win any race at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival' market," said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.
Meanwhile, Dubawi Island delivered a determined performance at Plumpton to make it two from two over hurdles and earn a quote of 33-1 with William Hill for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.
Supreme Novices Hurdle: 10-1 The Liquidator, 12-1 Garde La Victoire, Irving, The Tullow Tank, Vautour, 16-1 Briar Hill, Red Sherlock, Renneti, Tiger Cliff, West Wizard, 20-1 Ballyalton, Empiracle, Faugheen, First Mohican, Golantilla, Moyle Park, Regal Encore, 25-1 Amore Alato, Fascino Rustico, Diamond King, Valseur Lido, Volnay De Thaix, 33-1 Alonso, Area Fifty One, Dubai Prince, Dubawi Island, Fennell Bay Minella Foru, Josses Hill, Sgt Reckless, 40-1 Mijhaar, others on request (EW 1/4 Odds 1,2,3)