Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle (Registered As The Classic Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 2) 2m 4f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599 5th £804 6th £402
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 22.80s
  • Off time: 15:00:48
Full result
Result 15:00 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Red Sherlock 9/4
2nd 4 Rathvinden 6/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 711
ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Aubusson (FR) 24
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:Miss E Kelly
  • Form: 711
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 Nick Williams Miss E Kelly 140 7/1
2 2-121U5
Black, purple sleeves, red spots Creepy (IRE) 14
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 2-121U5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 M Keighley Ian Popham 137 14/1
3 2P1211
DARK BLUE, PINK sash, PINK sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap, PINK spots Madness Light (FR) 25
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 2P1211
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 t W Greatrex A P McCoy 135 7/1
4 F111F
Dark blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, red cap Rathvinden (IRE) 14
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: F111F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 W P Mullins B J Geraghty 6/4f
5 11-111
ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Red Sherlock 14
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 11-111
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 D Pipe T Scudamore 9/4
7 1-16242
White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Regal Diamond (IRE) 24
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 1-16242
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5p1
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 p1 P Bowen J E Moore 130 16/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 1-P283F
Owen Na View (IRE) 45
  • Nag Me
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:Conor Shoemark
  • Form: 1-P283F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
6 115 F M O'Brien Conor Shoemark 121 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   At Fishers Cross (IRE)
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:A P McCoy
6 11-12 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 13/2
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In depth

Verdict

Lizzie Kelly gave AUBUSSON a superb ride here at the start of the month, gradually winding up the pace and galloping strongly up the hill to beat Regal Diamond by just over two lengths. He looks a very nice prospect and the 7lb claimer can enjoy the biggest success of her short career in this even though she can't use her allowance. Rathvinden was already struggling when falling at Warwick two weeks ago in a race in which Creepy finished tailed off. Both have a bit to prove now while Madness Light steps up in class. Red Sherlock has won both starts over hurdles and, though the form is nothing special, he is open to plenty of further improvement.

Formwatch

Owen Na View (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Led after 1st, tracked leader, left in lead 6th, hard pressed when fell 2 out, in a race won by Algernon Pazham (10-9) at Leicester 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) gs in Dec, 7 ran.

Red Sherlock 1-6fav (11-8) Made all, went left 2 out, drew 4 lengths clear on bit when went left again last, unextended, won at Wetherby 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft beating Bonnet's Vino (10-10) by 4l, 6 ran.

Rathvinden (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Held up, not fluent and closed from 7th, stumbled next, close 3rd when fell 3 out, in a race won by Deputy Dan (11-4) at Warwick 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) hvy, 8 ran.

Aubusson (FR) 9-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, challenged 7th, led before 3 out, edged left flat, stayed on well, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) sft beating Regal Diamond (11-2) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.

Regal Diamond (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Led, jumped slowly 1st and 2nd, headed 4th, lost place after 2 out, rallied and every chance approaching last, stayed on flat, no impression on winner inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Aubusson (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) sft.

Creepy (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Led until 8th, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 8, 49l behind Deputy Dan (11-4) at Warwick 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) hvy.

Madness Light (FR) 4-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, took keen hold early stages, led approaching 2 out, edged left flat, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec beating Flicka Williams (11-12) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.