14:05 Cheltenham

Wednesday 17 April 2019

All14:0514:4015:1515:5016:2517:0017:30

    Citipost Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 4f 56y  |   Good  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:06  |   Winning time: 4m 53.6s
1st
Horse silk
1
15/8f
T: J ScottJ: Matt Griffiths
Made all, ridden flat, ran on well op 2/1 tchd 9/4
2nd
Horse silk
3 ½
6
11/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: G Sheehan
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd on long run to last, pecked on landing last, hung left and unable to trouble winner op 9/1 tchd 8/1
3rd
Horse silk
7
5
9/2
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, mistake 2 out, 3rd and beaten before last, one pace op 4/1 tchd 11/2
4th
Horse silk
1 ¾
3
11/4
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Held up in rear, headway 2 out, went 4th before last, no impression, one pace tchd 9/4
5th
Horse silk
19
4
9/2
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Tracked winner, took keen hold, not fluent 6th, lost 2nd 3 out, beaten after 2 out, hung left and weakened before last tchd 4/1 and tchd 5/1
6th
Horse silk
1 ¾
7
100/1
T: S DrinkwaterJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up towards rear, took keen hold, not fluent 7th, headway 3 out, weakened after 2 out
7th
Horse silk
38
8
50/1
T: M KeighleyJ: Harry Stock
Chased leaders on outside, not fluent 6th, lost place before 3 out, well beaten from next, tailed off op 66/1

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Non-Runners

2
Horse silk
Ask Dillon1
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 6
T: F O'Brien  J: P J Brennan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.60Pl:£1.60, £3.90EX:£17.00Trifecta:£75.50SF:£20.67Swingers:£3.40, £1.60, £7.20

Forecasts

Dashel Drasher (15/8), Cotswold Way (11/4), Mill Green (9/2), Dr Sanderson (9/2), Ask Dillon (11/2), Thistle Do Nicely (11/1), Cotswold Prince (50/1), Buzz De Turcoing (100/1)

Verdict

Cotswold Way is the one to beat on the figures but there's a slight question as to whether he's a bit flattered on his latest form line, and he'll also find the improving Dashel Drasher is likely to keep him company on the front end. The latter just keeps on surprising and he may not have finished improving yet. But whether the likely quicker ground will play to his strengths is a question, and one that tilts me towards DR SANDERSON today. He won't have any issue with the ground and can come with a winning run late in the day.
  1. Dr Sanderson
  2. Dashel Drasher
  3. Cotswold Way

Previous Winners

2018
Diese Des Bieffes
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 5
5/2

Prize Money

1st: £12,380.002nd: £3,676.003rd: £1,838.004th: £916.005th: £460.006th: £232.007th: £116.008th: £56.00

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