12:15 Cheltenham

Sunday 1 January 2017

All12:1512:5013:2514:0014:3515:1015:40

Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle (Listed)

Class 1  |   2m 4f 56y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 12:15  |   Winning time: 5m 12.2s
Weighed In
1st
8
9/2
T: Nick WilliamsJ: Lizzie Kelly
Tracked leaders, 2nd 7th, ridden to lead and edged right before last, wandered flat, ridden clear op 7/2
2nd
4 ½
4
10/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Paul Moloney
Led, ridden and headed approaching last, kept on flat but no impression on winner final 150 yards op 15/2
3rd
2 ¼
10
4/1f
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
In touch, in mid-division, on inside, closed 3rd, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, switched right and left before last, jockey unbalanced briefly on landing last op 7/1
4th
6
2
711-10
6/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Aidan Coleman
Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, ridden and every chance approaching last, 4th and no extra flat tchd 7/1
5th
24
6
5/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: Adrian Heskin
Mid-division, headway 3 out, chasing leaders next, soon outpaced, weakened before last op 7/1 tchd 9/2
6th
15
5
14/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: D N Russell
Tracked leader until 7th, lost place before 3 out, weakened approaching next op 18/1 tchd 20/1
7th
17
9
8/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: B J Geraghty
Towards rear, mistake 4th, not fluent 5th, mistake 3 out, soon weakened op 13/2 tchd 6/1

Also Ran

PU
3
611-6
9/1
T: N J HendersonJ: A Tinkler
Mid-division, reminder after 4th, lost place when hampered next, soon behind, tailed off 7th, pulled up after op 10/1
F
7
150/1
T: G R I SmylyJ: David England
Held up, in rear, fell 5th
PU
11
16/1
T: H FryJ: N P Madden
In rear, slow and behind 2nd, not fluent and struggling 5th, tailed off 7th, pulled up after op 9/1

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Non-Runners

1
Dashing Oscar29
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 7
T: H Fry  J: Non Runner

Betting

Forecast

Poetic Rhythm (4/1), Coo Star Sivola (9/2), Sumkindofking (5/1), Dashing Oscar (5/1), Pingshou (6/1), Minotaur (8/1), Baden (9/1), Report To Base (10/1), Joe Farrell (14/1), Steel Bob (16/1), Cheltenam De Vaige (150/1)

Verdict

Pingshou has already beaten a couple of these over shorter in early December and his chance is an obvious one here especially as he hails from a yard that can do little wrong at the moment. However, he does have to give weight away around to all bar one of his rivals here and that may just tip the scales in their favour. COO STAR SIVOLA is the obvious one to take advantage if he can repeat his Fred Winter third or his second in the Persian War, both of those pieces of form would be good enough to take this. Report To Base looks a useful type despite his defeat last time out and he should be kept onside here along with Sumkindofkingand Poetic Rhythm; both of whom have room for improvement after leaving the impression better was to come last time out. 1. Coo Star Sivola 2. Report To Base 3. Pingshou

Prize Money

1st: £11,390.002nd: £4,274.003rd: £2,140.004th: £1,066.005th: £536.006th: £268.00

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