Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Registered As The River Don Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 2)

  • (Class 1, 21 runners)
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1412-62
RED, WHITE seams, ROYAL BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves and cap Aerial (FR) 42
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:
  • Form: 1412-62
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 P F Nicholls 132
CD 125-111
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap At Fishers Cross (IRE) 43
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 125-111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 145
CD 14-221
Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Big Society (IRE) 25
  • T:T R George
  • J:
  • Form: 14-221
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 T R George 117
CD 32-551
Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Buffalo Ballet 22
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:
  • Form: 32-551
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 N W Alexander
CD P1-11
White, Mauve stars Cloudy Copper (IRE) 14
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:
  • Form: P1-11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill 145
CD 10-111
Red, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Coneygree 42
  • T:M Bradstock
  • J:Matthew Batchelor
  • Form: 10-111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 M Bradstock Matthew Batchelor 150
CD 0-31313
RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Fiddlers Bid 36
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:
  • Form: 0-31313
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 F M O'Brien
CD 14-111
  • Form: 14-111
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 D Pipe 145
CD 12-1211
Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Green Flag (IRE) 24
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 12-1211
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 130
CD 23-12
Red and White check, White cap Le Bec (FR) 50
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:
  • Form: 23-12
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 Miss E C Lavelle 135
CD 24/11PF-
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Loose Preformer (IRE) 280
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:
  • Form: 24/11PF-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 D O'Meara 121
CD 11-21
ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Lord Wishes (IRE) 41
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:
  • Form: 11-21
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 J Ewart 132
CD 21F-413
Yellow, Red spots Midnight Appeal 42
  • T:A King
  • J:
  • Form: 21F-413
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 A King 134
CD 31-31
White, black diamonds on sleeves, red cap Midnight Oscar (IRE) 42
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:
  • Form: 31-31
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 K C Bailey 125
CD 40105/4
Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Neltara 28
  • T:Miss C Dyson
  • J:
  • Form: 40105/4
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 Miss C Dyson
CD 50450-1
Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Neptune Equester 31
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:
  • Form: 50450-1
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 B Ellison 129
CD 2F1-311
PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap O'faolains Boy (IRE) 21
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:
  • Form: 2F1-311
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 Miss R Curtis
CD 301012
Light Blue, Red stars, Light Blue sleeves Return Spring (IRE) 52
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 301012
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 P J Hobbs R Johnson 132
CD 16
Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Rockawango (FR) 25
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:
  • Form: 16
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 J Ewart
CD 4312
Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Sammys Gone (IRE) 21
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:
  • Form: 4312
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 P J Hobbs 132
CD 1-1
Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Whisper (FR) 31
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 1-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 N J Henderson A Tinkler

In depth

Formwatch

At Fishers Cross (IRE) 11-4fav (10-12) Held up in touch, headway on outside 2 out, soon challenged, led before last, ridden and held on flat, won at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec beating Inish Island (10-9) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.

Cloudy Copper (IRE) 5-2fav (11-8) Held up in rear but in touch, good headway approaching 4 out, led soon after 3 out, pushed 3 lengths clear 2 out, drew further clear soon after, stayed on strongly, eased close home, won at Kempton 3m nh nov hdl (3) sft beating Hold On Julio (11-2) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.

Gevrey Chambertin (FR) 5-6fav (11-12) Made virtually all, drew clear from 2 out, very easily, won at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft beating Oscar Prairie (11-5) by 7l, 10 ran.

Green Flag (IRE) 5-6fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, clear next, not fluent last, stayed on, won at Ayr 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy beating Ballybogey (11-2) by 10l, 9 ran.

Neptune Equester 8-1 (11-7) Made all, challenged last, all out flat, won at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec beating My Arch (11-10) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.

Rockawango (FR) 13-2 (11-11) In touch, headway to chase leaders approaching 3 out, went close 3rd and every chance 2 out, ridden last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Veloce (11-4) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.

Coneygree 11-10fav (11-7) Made all, came towards stands side rail before last, soon pressed, ridden and stayed on strongly to forge clear flat, won at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec beating Aerial (11-0) by 6l, 7 ran.

Big Society (IRE) 6-5fav (10-12) Chased leaders, led approaching 2 out, edged left flat, driven out, won at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy beating Phone Home (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 17 ran.

Le Bec (FR) 8-1 (11-4) With leader, led before 2 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Taquin Du Seuil (11-0) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec.

Midnight Oscar (IRE) 15-8 (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged before 3 out, led before 2 out, soon clear, driven out, won at Doncaster 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec beating Kaysersberg (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.

Whisper (FR) 4-6fav (10-12) Settled in rear but in touch, headway 3 out, every chance next, led after last, ran on strongly, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating The Jugopolist (10-5) by 6l, 8 ran.

Sammys Gone (IRE) Evensfav (11-12) Raced keenly, held up mid-division, tracked leading pair after 3 out, led narrowly approaching next, driven and hard pressed last, ridden flat, kept on until headed and no extra near finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Benvolio (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft.

Return Spring (IRE) 13-8fav (11-5) Mid-division, not fluent and lost place 1st, headway approaching 6th, challenged 2 out, no impression on winner last, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Midnight Appeal (10-12) at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

O'faolains Boy (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Led until after 3rd, led next, clear 2 out, ridden out, won at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy beating Oscar Magic (11-0) by 3l, 13 ran.

Midnight Appeal 16-1 (11-4) Held up behind in touch, headway on outside after 3 out, went 2nd next, ridden and effort between last 2, no extra in 3rd flat, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Coneygree (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec.

Aerial (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Held up in rear in touch, headway on outside approaching 2 out, effort to challenge on stands side rail last, soon ridden, kept on same pace, well held flat, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Coneygree (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec.

Buffalo Ballet 7-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along and outpaced 4 out, went poor 3rd 3 out, ridden next, stayed on strongly to lead towards finish, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft beating Veloce (11-6) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.

Lord Wishes (IRE) 8-11fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, led next, clear last, stayed on well, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec beating Maybe I Wont (11-0) by 11l, 11 ran.

Neltara 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, challenged 6th, no extra from 2 out, 4th of 20, 14l behind Red Devil Boys (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Loose Preformer (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, fell 12th, in a race won by Problema Tic (11-11) at Ayr 3m 1f nov chs (2) gd in Apr, 9 ran.

Fiddlers Bid 15-8fav (11-0) Led, pressed from 3 out, headed before last, stayed on same pace, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Ballytober (11-0) at Ascot 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (3) hvy in Dec.