Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 3, 15 runners)
  • Winner £6,262 2nd £1,850 3rd £925 4th £463 5th £231 6th £116
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 2.38s
  • Off time: 12:20:15

Full Result

12:20 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 4 Bobs Worth (IRE) N J Henderson 6 11-8 B J Geraghty 3/1f
SP 3/1f Mid-division, headway after 7th, led after 2 out, ridden after last, kept on well towards finish £2000-£600 £1000-£300 £1500-£500 £1200-£400
2nd 14 Rose Of The Moon (IRE) M F Harris 6 11-2 Nick Scholfield 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up towards rear, pushed along approaching 2 out, ridden and headway before last, chased winner final 100 yards, kept on towards finish opened 11/1 £3600-£300
3rd 2 Habbie Simpson A King 6 11-12 R Thornton 11/1
SP 11/1 Held up towards rear on inside, headway on outer approaching 2 out, chased winner and every chance approaching last, lost 2nd and edged left final 100 yards, no extra opened 12/1
4th 14 13 On His Own (IRE) J Howard Johnson 7 11-2 B Hughes 16/1
SP 16/1 Chase leader and keen, hit 6th, ridden after 2 out, weakened last opened 20/1
5th 10 Barbatos (FR) Ian Williams 5 11-2 D C Costello 50/1
SP 50/1 Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced approaching 2 out
6th s.h 1 Astracad (FR) N A Twiston-Davies 5 11-12 P J Brennan 7/2
SP 7/2 Held up in touch, raced keen, pushed along and hit 2 out, soon weakened, hit last opened 9/2 £1800-£400(x2) £1200-£300
7th 3 Saint Are (FR) Tim Vaughan 5 11-12 Aidan Coleman 100/1
SP 100/1 Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened
8th nk 9 Total Submission M Keighley 6 11-8 W Marston 50/1
SP 50/1 Led, ridden and headed after 2 out, weakened approaching last opened 40/1
9th 9 5 Golden Chieftain (IRE) C L Tizzard 6 11-8 J Tizzard 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up towards rear, mistake 5th and pushed along, hit next, reminders after 7th, soon struggling
10th 8 Safran De Cotte (FR) H D Daly 5 11-8 R Johnson 11/1
SP 11/1 Held up towards rear, some headway 8th, soon weakened opened 10/1
11th 6 Heez A Cracker (FR) Miss E C Lavelle 5 11-8 D A Jacob 20/1
SP 20/1 In touch, weakened from 2 out
12th 5 12 Master Beau G A Charlton 7 11-2 Jan Faltejsek 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up in touch on inside, lost place 6th, slightly hampered next, soon weakened
13th 30 11 Easter Meteor Miss E C Lavelle 5 11-2 S Thomas 17/2
SP 17/2 In rear, mistake 1st, headway on outer 7th, weakened before 2 out opened 8/1
14th 15 16 The White Admiral (IRE) N J Henderson 6 11-2 A Tinkler 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up towards rear, headway on outer after 5th, weakened after 3 out £10000-£250
F 7 Lethal Glaze (IRE) B Ellison 5 11-8 A P McCoy 11/1
SP 11/1 Held up towards rear, headway on outer and going well approaching 2 out when fell
NR 15 Royal Scoundrel (IRE) P Bowen 7 11-2 Non Runner

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £3.80 Tote Place £1.80 £4.80 £3.60 Straight Forecast £36.40 Exacta £58.70 Trifecta £563.30 Swingers 1&2 £38.10, 2&3 £10.10, 1&3 £13.60

Jackpot £24,519.12 carried forward to Plumpton, 2nd Jan
Placepot £156.20, Pool: £194585.1, 909.03 winning tickets
Quadpot £27.00, Pool: £16151.34, 442.5 winning tickets

Analysis

A strong performance from favourite BOBS WORTH. Always travelling well off the pace set by On His Own and Total Submission, Barry Geraghty moved him into contention at the top of the hill and from then on he always looked the one to beat. Although Habbie Simpson loomed up going equally well turning for home (with Choc Thornton lowering his goggles), he was soon put in his place by the winner and never really looked like closing down a three length lead after the last. The running-on Rose Of The Moon looked more of a threat but one got the impression that the winner was idling somewhat. He was cut for the 2m5f race at the Festival as a result of this run and it's easy to see why; this was an authoritative performance and he deserves to take on the top novices now. The runner-up was stepping up in trip but he ran here as if needing three miles already, getting outpaced down the hill and still only being seventh turning for home. Habbie Simpson ran well considering he was penalised to the full along with Astracad for earlier wins in the season; he will find easier opportunities than this. Sadly Lethal Glaze took a heavy fall at the second last when creeping into the race and suffered a severe leg injury; he had to be put down. Easter Meteor and Golden Chieftain ruined their chance with sloppy jumping, whilst Astracad was outpaced when the race started to hot up before plugging on. The fourth home, On His Own, ran a stonker on his hurdling debut. In the front rank throughout, the sizeable point-to-point winner was a bit cumbersome at some of his hurdles but he was still on the bridle coming down the hill and only got tired in the final quarter of a mile; he is a sure-fire winner in the near future.