Annual Members Cheltenham Preview On 28th February Maiden Hurdle 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 12.10s
  • Off time: 17:20:21
Full result
Result 17:20 Ludlow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Faultless Feelings 5/6f
2nd 3 Deciding Moment 7/2
3rd 5 Fitz Volonte 19 50/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 42-3505
Red, white stars, light green sleeves, white stars Cornerhouse Sam (IRE) 36
  • T:Marc Barber
  • J:Mr Matthew Barber
  • Form: 42-3505
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 t Marc Barber Mr Matthew Barber (7) 100/1
2 FU21-44
Orange and emerald green check, orange sleeves and cap Cyrien Star 73
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: FU21-44
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 110 7/2
3 60/5234
Light blue, dark blue stripe, dark blue and light blue striped sleeves, light blue cap, dark blue star Deciding Moment (IRE) 34
  • T:B De Haan
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 60/5234
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 t B De Haan D A Jacob 116 7/2
4 5/85-234
Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Faultless Feelings (IRE) 11
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 5/85-234
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 M Keighley Ian Popham (3) 116 5/6f
5 685-657
White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Fitz Volonte 63
  • T:Andrew Martin
  • J:Mr J Martin
  • Form: 685-657
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 99 50/1
6 311-46
Royal blue, white hoops and armlets, white cap, royal blue diamond In The Binyanis (IRE) 14
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 311-46
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 11/1
7 6-
Emerald Green, Yellow stars, Red cap Mr Gee Jay 303
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 6-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 t1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 33/1
8 8P-6254
Black, White stars and armlets Noble Chic 4
  • T:S-J Davies
  • J:Mr J Mahot
  • Form: 8P-6254
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 S-J Davies Mr J Mahot (7) (ex2) 97 50/1
9 8
Yellow, Purple star, Yellow sleeves, Purple spots, Yellow cap, Purple stars Fannythewundahorse (IRE) 83
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 8
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 25/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Low Gales (IRE)
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:S Thomas
6 11-4 C J Mann S Thomas 33/1
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In depth

Verdict

Martin Keighley's yard have been among the winners lately and his FAULTLESS FEELINGS has been running well in handicaps lately. Back in novice company, the seven-year-old can finally get off the mark as he proved he stays this trip at Warwick 11 days ago. In The Binyanis has won over 3m between the flags and now gets the chance to show his stamina over hurdles after a couple of runs over shorter. He won a Punchestown bumper around this time last year. Deciding Moment has shown enough to suggest he can also get involved in this finale but Cyrien Star needs more. Mr Gee Jay and Fannythewundahorse have scope but may require more time.

Formwatch

Faultless Feelings (IRE) 7-2fav (11-6) In touch, outpaced 3 out, stayed on to take 4th run-in, 4th of 15, 8l behind Dream Again Boys (11-7) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.

Deciding Moment (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Hollow Penny (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Fitz Volonte 66-1 (10-7) Led hit 4th, headed approaching 2 out, soon outpaced, no threat after, 7th of 18, 31l behind Poet (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Noble Chic 50-1 (10-11) Mid-division, ridden before 6th, plugged on into remote 4th before last, no chance, 4th of 15, 39l behind Xaarcet (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy.

Cyrien Star 14-1 (11-0) Prominent, mistake 5th, ridden 3 out, no extra from 2 out, 4th of 18, 14l behind Superior Quality (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Mr Gee Jay 33-1 (11-0) Jumped slowly 1st and 2nd, in rear, effort after 7th, weakened after 9th, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Seven Woods (11-0) at Ffos Las 3m mdn hdl (4) gs in Apr.

Fannythewundahorse (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) Tracked leaders, lost place and ridden 9f out, behind 6f out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Heronshaw (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Nov.

Cornerhouse Sam (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th or 5th, ridden and weakened after 8th, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Bob Ford (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.

In The Binyanis (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 16, well behind One Conemara (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft.