Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Registered As The Bristol Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 2) 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner £14,238 2nd £5,342 3rd £2,675 4th £1,332 5th £670 6th £335
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 38.60s
  • Off time: 13:55:29
Full result
Result 13:55 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Coneygree 11/10f
2nd 7 Aerial 6 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 311-113
MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap According To Trev (IRE) 27
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 311-113
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7t1
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 t1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 143 7/1
2 18-11
Red, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Coneygree 27
  • T:M Bradstock
  • J:Matthew Batchelor
  • Form: 18-11
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 146
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 M Bradstock Matthew Batchelor 146 11/10f
3 31122-1
Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Ardkilly Witness (IRE) 37
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 31122-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Dr R D P Newland R Johnson 120 20/1
4 413-121
Red, yellow seams, chevrons on sleeves, check cap Boyfromnowhere (IRE) 34
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 413-121
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 133 9/2
5 321F-41
Yellow, Red spots Midnight Appeal 10
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 321F-41
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4b
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 b A King R Thornton 128 16/1
7 41412-6
RED, WHITE seams, ROYAL BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves and cap Aerial (FR) 28
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 41412-6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 132 4/1
8 2PP0P-0
Emerald Green, Purple armlets Mon Mome (FR) 28
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 2PP0P-0
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
12 154 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 128 40/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 425-134
Thomas Crapper 14
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 425-134
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
5 114 R Dickin N Fehily 120 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Deireadh Re (IRE)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
5 11-4 P F Nicholls R Walsh 2/1
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In depth

Verdict

The chasers Aerial and Mon Mome look worth opposing against some up-and-coming novices in this. Boyfromnowhere likes to force the pace and has already won at Uttoxeter and Ffos Las but it's a worry that he was easily picked off by the exposed Awaywiththegreys at Chepstow in between. The latter was no match for CONEYGREE over 2m5f here next time in a race in which According To Trev could only muster the one pace in third. The longer trip today will suit Nigel Twiston-Davies' gelding but it's still difficult to see him reversing the placings with Mark Bradstock's impressive winner, who can complete the hat-trick over timber. Useful pointer Ardkilly Witness made a winning start over hurdles at Towcester and is open to improvement and Midnight Appeal got off the mark when beating a previous winner at Hereford but Thomas Crapper may be out of his depth.

Formwatch

Thomas Crapper 15-8fav (11-4) Held up, not fluent 3rd, headway next, outpaced after 3 out, weakened before last, 4th of 8, 14l behind Two Rockers (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft.

Coneygree 8-1 (11-4) Made all, driven after 2 out, ridden and stayed on strongly to forge clear flat, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f nh nov hdl (1) sft in Nov beating Bondage (11-7) by 7l, 9 ran.

Aerial (FR) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division on outside, headway to chase leaders 11th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 18, well behind Al Ferof (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) sft in Nov.

Midnight Appeal 10-3 (10-12) Always prominent, led after 3 out, clear last, pushed out, won at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft beating Return Spring (11-5) by 3l, 12 ran.

Boyfromnowhere (IRE) 6-4fav (11-5) Jumped right, made all, went right after 2 out, clear last, easily, won at Ffos Las 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov beating High Ho Sheriff (10-12) by 11l, 8 ran.

According To Trev (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, headway 3 out, chased winner next, soon ridden, kept on same pace, lost 2nd last, no impression flat, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Coneygree (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nh nov hdl (1) sft in Nov.

Mon Mome (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, slow and ridden 14th, never on terms after, 10th of 16, well behind Monbeg Dude (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m 3f hcp chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Nov.

Ardkilly Witness (IRE) 5-4fav (10-12) Raced wide, pressed leader, led 5th, made rest, came clear from 2 out, easily, won at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov beating Tigresse Bleue (10-5) by 5l, 15 ran.