Impervious, who has not run since shedding her unbeaten report within the Grade One Royal Bond Novices’ Hurdle at Fairyhouse in November, remains to be on the right track for the Cheltenham Pageant.
Owned by Paul McKeon, the six-year-old confirmed loads of promise when scoring in a maiden hurdle and in novice firm on her first two begins at Cork and Listowel respectively.
But the Colm Murphy-trained mare completed fifth of seven, overwhelmed six and 1 / 4 lengths by Statuaire within the Royal Bond and has been sidelined since.
Nevertheless, Murphy says Impervious is on the right track to lock horns with that rival once more within the Parnell Properties Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham on March 17.
She is as quick as 7-1 with bet365 and as large as 14-1 with William Hill for the Grade Two occasion, run over two miles and a furlong.
“She is effectively and can go for the mares’ novice hurdle,” mentioned Murphy.
“We had somewhat hiccup after she ran final time, so we mentioned we’d go straight there along with her.
“We’re lucky sufficient to try this, as a result of she has loads of expertise and it isn’t a fear.
“It was nothing severe. She had little points initially when she was younger and it was a recurring factor, however she is okay and on the right track for Cheltenham.”