BetVictor Exclusive Antepost Offer Cheltenham 2013 Maiden Hurdle 2m 6f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f 110y, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 24.85s
  • Off time: 13:30:15
Full result
Result 13:30 Folkestone
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Milansbar 25/1
2nd 8 Tidal Dance nk 13/8
3rd 5 Shernando 8/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 8257-78
Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Admiral Boom (IRE) 19
  • T:P Henderson
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 8257-78
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 P Henderson T J O'Brien 33/1
2 6159
Red and white check, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Hand On Bach (IRE) 18
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 6159
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 W Greatrex N Fehily 10/1
3 5/408-
Yellow, black cross of lorraine, dark green sleeves, yellow cap, black star Milansbar (IRE) 349
  • T:N B King
  • J:Trevor Whelan
  • Form: 5/408-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 N B King Trevor Whelan (5) 25/1
4 48-P
Hunting Robertson Tartan, Red and Green hooped cap Roparta Avenue 224
  • T:Mrs D Grissell
  • J:M Goldstein
  • Form: 48-P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Mrs D Grissell M Goldstein 66/1
5 46-3
Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves Shernando 24
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 46-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 N J Henderson A P McCoy 126 8/11f
7 303P-
Dark Blue, Yellow hoop, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Ten More (IRE) 474
  • T:W G M Turner
  • J:C J Davies
  • Form: 303P-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 W G M Turner C J Davies (7) 33/1
8 32-3
Black, Pink cross belts, Black sleeves, Pink stars Tidal Dance (IRE) 61
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 32-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 13/8
9 0-P
Dark Blue, Yellow cross belts and sleeves, Dark Blue and White check cap Rose Stone 210
  • T:Miss L Allan
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 0-P
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 Miss L Allan Adam Wedge (3) 150/1
10 PP31/P5
Emerald Green, White chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Winnie Wood 12
  • T:Mrs H Cobb
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: PP31/P5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 Mrs H Cobb J E Moore 100/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 5-
Steepleofcopper (IRE) 394
  • Nag Me
  • T:A E Jessop
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 5-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 A E Jessop Paul Moloney WD

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Buddy Bolero (IRE)
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
5 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 9/4
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In depth

Verdict

Emma Lavelle's string couldn't be in better form and you'd expect Tidal Dance to step up on his third at Wincanton, his first try over timber. But the one to beat looks to be SHERNANDO, who has won three times on the Flat and showed promise in a couple of starts last season over hurdles. His comeback third at Ascot came in much better company than this. Hand On Bach is a point-to-point winner and was always going to struggle over 2m at Newbury. He should do better now given a test of stamina but it's difficult to see many of the others getting involved.

Formwatch

Steepleofcopper (IRE) 11-2 (12-0) Rcd 6th, 4th at 9th, sn wknd, 5th of 14, 5l behind Tusker View (11-4) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp sft in Nov '11.

Milansbar (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and beaten 3 out, 8th of 12, 29l behind Heather Royal (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.

Tidal Dance (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 12, 15l behind Gas Line Boy (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Shernando 7-2 (10-12) Held up behind in touch, headway 3 out, went 3rd before next, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair before last, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Easter Day (11-3) at Ascot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) sft in Nov.

Admiral Boom (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) In rear, ridden 4 out, never on terms, 8th of 13, well behind Kenai Peninsula (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Hand On Bach (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, headway 3rd, no extra 2 out, 9th of 13, 43l behind Puffin Billy (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Nov.

Ten More (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Towards rear, blundered 6th, tailed off when mistake 7th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Manger Hanagment (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep '11, 13 ran.

Winnie Wood 66-1 (10-12) Chased leading pair, ridden and lost 3rd before 7th, weakened next, soon behind, 5th of 9, well behind Ballinahow Star (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft.

Roparta Avenue 100-1 (10-10) Reluctant leader, set steady pace early, headed 6th, weakened after 9th, pulled up soon after 4 out, in a race won by Enter Milan (10-13) at Fakenham 2m 7f nh nov hdl (3) sft in May, 6 ran.

Rose Stone 200-1 (9-13) Held up mid-division, in rear from 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Barton Stacey (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gf in May, 13 ran.