Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle (Registered As The Hyde Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 2) 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner £14,238 2nd £5,342 3rd £2,675 4th £1,332 5th £670 6th £335
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 34.20s
  • Off time: 15:25:23
Full result
Result 15:25 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Coneygree 8/1
2nd 2 Bondage 7 4/1
3rd 1 According To Trev 5 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 6311-11
MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap According To Trev (IRE) 29
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 6311-11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 143 10/1
2 D32411
WHITE, RED stars, RED and WHITE chevrons on sleeves Bondage (IRE) 14
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: D32411
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 t G Elliott A P McCoy 145 4/1
3 4-31F41
Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots Awaywiththegreys (IRE) 36
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 4-31F41
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 p P Bowen T J O'Brien 136 10/1
4 18-1
Red, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Coneygree 16
  • T:M Bradstock
  • J:Matthew Batchelor
  • Form: 18-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 M Bradstock Matthew Batchelor 8/1
5 10-1
BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap I Shot The Sheriff (IRE) 32
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 10-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 D Pipe T Scudamore 12/1
6 2-14
Black, purple sleeves, red spots Creepy (IRE) 29
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:A P Cawley
  • Form: 2-14
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 M Keighley A P Cawley 25/1
7 11
RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Fox Run (IRE) 25
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 11
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 4/1
8 311F
Red, White stripe, halved sleeves Our Joey (IRE) 29
  • T:G Bewley
  • J:Jonathon Bewley
  • Form: 311F
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley 66/1
9 11205-2
Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Village Vic (IRE) 30
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 11205-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 15/8f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Fingal Bay (IRE)
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
5 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 4/5
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In depth

Verdict

According To Trev delivered a really gutsy performance when outbattling Our Vinnie here last time and another strong run is anticipated. However, this rates a tougher assignment and he's likely to be less well suited by a significant drop in trip. FOX RUN was most impressive on his racecourse debut at Worcester last month over a furlong less than this trip and it's interesting that the champion trainer pitches him in at the deep end here at Grade 2 level. The hint may be worth taking with any amount of improvement likely to be forthcoming. Village Vic ran well here behind The New One last month and another good account is expected whilst C&D winner, Bondage, is an Irish raider demanding attention. He looks the each-way value in an intriguing affair, in which the unexposed I Shot The Sheriff is also of interest.

Formwatch

Coneygree 5-1 (10-12) Made all, mistake 2 out, clear last, unchallenged, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft beating Corrin Wood (10-12) by 20l, 10 ran.

Bondage (IRE) 17-2 (10-13) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, challenged after 2 out, led when hit last, edged right flat, stayed on well, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Oct beating Medinas (10-11) by 2 3/4l, 23 ran.

According To Trev (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, not always fluent, led after 2 out, driven clear flat, soon edged right, edged left close home, all out, won at Cheltenham 3m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Oct beating Our Vinnie (10-12) by hd, 8 ran.

Creepy (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Prominent, outpaced over 3f out, rallied 2f out, stayed on, no impression on leaders, 4th of 17, 9l behind Southfield Theatre (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat (4) gs in Oct.

Village Vic (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway approaching 3 out, challenging when not fluent 2 out, ridden before last, pressed winner 200 yards out, stayed on, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind The New One (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nh nov hdl (2) gs in Oct.

Fox Run (IRE) 6-5fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, jumped right and rider unbalanced briefly 2nd, challenged 6th, not fluent 2 out, led last, drew clear flat, easily, won at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct beating Chargen (11-0) by 14l, 9 ran.

Our Joey (IRE) 9-4fav (10-7) Held up in touch, led 4th, joined when fell 2 out, in a race won by Deise Dynamo (10-11) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct, 8 ran.

Awaywiththegreys (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 4 out, challenged 4 out, led soon after, clear 2 out, blundered last, driven out, won at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct beating Boyfromnowhere (11-5) by 5l, 10 ran.

I Shot The Sheriff (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd approaching 2 out (usual 3 out), challenged next, soon led, drew clear approaching bypassed last, comfortably, won at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct beating Liberty's Gift (11-5) by 9l, 8 ran.