16:55 Cheltenham

Saturday 28 October 2017

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:5517:30

    Junior Jumpers Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 7f 208y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:55  |   Winning time: 6m 2.3s
1st
Horse silk
4
6/5f
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob
Made all, clear after 3 out, came towards stands side turning into straight, ridden out flat, kept on op 13/8 tchd 5/4
2nd
Horse silk
4 ½
3
9/4
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Tracked front pair, went 2nd before 4 out, outpaced after next, ridden between last 2, kept on but always held from last tchd 2/1
3rd
Horse silk
11
1
10/1
T: M KeighleyJ: A Tinkler
Held up in rear, ridden after 4 out, soon outpaced, stayed on to take modest 3rd flat, no chance with front pair tchd 9/1 and tchd 11/1
4th
Horse silk
4
2
10/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Tracked winner to before 4 out, outpaced next, no chance with clear pair from 2 out, lost modest 3rd flat op 7/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
5
11/2
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up in touch on outside, outpaced in 4th before 3 out, weakened next, tailed off when pulled up before last op 6/1
PU
Horse silk
6
50/1
T: D L WilliamsJ: James Bowen (7)
Held up in touch on inside, lost place when ridden after 8th, tailed off 4 out, soon pulled up op 40/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.90Pl:£1.30, £1.70EX:£4.40Trifecta:£19.60SF:£4.23Swingers:£1.30, £2.50, £2.30

Forecasts

Calett Mad (6/5), Robbin'hannon (9/4), Dashing Perk (11/2), Ballymountain Boy (10/1), Mon Palois (10/1), Mister Mister (50/1)

Verdict

Not as strong as one might have expected for a 3m novices hurdle at Cheltenham, but it's still early season and the ground might be riding a shade too quickly for some, so we're left with just a compact field of six. Robbin'hannon has the strongest hurdles form on offer (his Perth second in April), but even allowing for quick ground, he made hard work of winning at Worcester last month, and doesn't appear a top class prospect. Therefore, with Ballymountain Boy and Mon Palois both requiring further improvement at this level, the classy chaser CALETT MAD is the most obvious alternative. Ideally, he'd appreciate softer ground, but he's stamina laden and should relish this galloping track.
  1. Calett Mad
  2. Robbin'hannon
  3. Ballymountain Boy

Previous Winners

2016
Wholestone
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 5
2/1

Prize Money

1st: £6,256.002nd: £1,848.003rd: £924.004th: £462.005th: £231.006th: £116.00

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