Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 33.80s
  • Off time: 14:40:28

Full Result

14:40 Taunton
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 8 Princely Player (IRE) P J Hobbs 5 11-2 R Johnson 11/2
SP 11/2 Chased leader until after 5th, prominent, went 2nd again 3 out, led 2 out, in command last, came readily clear flat opened 6/1
2nd 5 2 Jump City (FR) P F Nicholls 6 11-9 D A Jacob 11/10f
SP 11/10f Not fluent, led, hit 3 out, driven and headed approaching next, held when went right last, edged right and no extra flat opened 5/4 touched 1/1
3rd 6 New Christmas (USA) C J Down 5 11-2 J M Davies 33/1
SP 33/1 Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 3rd on inside after 3 out, ridden and stayed on same pace from next
4th 9 9 Weekend Millionair (IRE) D Pipe 5 11-2 J W Farrelly 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up towards rear, headway on outside before 3 out, went 4th well before 2 out, stayed on same pace, no real impression
5th 6 11 Midnight Lira Mrs Caroline Keevil 5 10-9 Nick Scholfield 66/1
SP 66/1 Chased leading pair, hit 5th, went 2nd soon after until 3 out, soon ridden and weakened
6th 10 5 Millers Reef (IRE) Jamie Snowden 6 11-2 Harry Skelton 25/1
SP 25/1 Held up towards rear, struggling 3 out, tailed off
7th 10 Courting Whitney (IRE) P J Hobbs 7 10-9 James Best (7) 50/1
SP 50/1 Always in rear, blundered 6th, tailed off, mistake last opened 66/1
8th 15 12 Union Saint (FR) J D Frost 4 10-7 M J Quinlan (3) 40/1
SP 40/1 In touch in 5th, headway approaching 6th, chased leaders before next, weakened 3 out opened 66/1
9th ¾ 3 Almost Here (IRE) W J Reed 9 11-2 A Glassonbury 66/1
SP 66/1 Held up in 6th and off the pace, ridden before 6th, soon struggling, tailed off when went left 2 out opened 100/1
10th 35 7 North London J D Frost 5 11-2 Hadden Frost 100/1
SP 100/1 Last pair, never on terms, tailed off
F 4 Bygones In Brid (IRE) A King 6 11-2 R Thornton 7/4
SP 7/4 Fell 1st opened 11/8
NR 1 Forgotten Gold (IRE) T R George 6 11-9 Gerald Quinn (7)

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £8.50 Tote Place £1.50 £1.10 £6.00 Straight Forecast £11.99 Exacta £17.50 Swingers 1&2 £1.90, 2&3 £9.10, 1&3 £23.50

Placepot £23.20, Pool: £75724.59, 2375.61 winning tickets
Quadpot £8.80, Pool: £4610.16, 385.8 winning tickets