Spinal Research Supreme Novices' Hurdle (grade 1) 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 1, 18 runners)
  • Winner £57,010
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, Cross Country Good,Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 56.30s
  • Off time: 13:30:40

Full Result

13:30 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 12 Menorah (IRE) P J Hobbs 5 11-7 R Johnson 12/1
SP 12/1 In touch on inside, went 2nd when jinked left approaching 2 out, led between last 2, soon ridden, stayed on well under pressure flat, just held on £6000-£500
2nd hd 10 Get Me Out Of Here (IRE) Jonjo O'Neill 6 11-7 A P McCoy 9/2
SP 9/2 Held up mid-division, headway when jinked left approaching 2 out, soon chased winner, every chance last, ridden and kept on flat, held near finish opened 11/2 £60000-£10000 £50000-£10000 £20000-£4000(x2) £10000-£2000 £5000-£1000(x7)
3rd 5 Dunguib (IRE) P Fenton 7 11-7 Mr B T O'Connell 4/5f
SP 4/5f Held up mid-division on outside, not fluent 3rd, hit 5th, headway 3 out, chased leading pair after next, ridden last, kept on under pressure flat opened 10/11 £25000-£25000 £15000-£15000 £4000-£4000 £2500-£2500(x2) £2000-£2000 £1000-£1000(x4) £3000-£3300 £2000-£2200(x3) £1000-£1100(x4)
4th 2 14 Oscar Whisky (IRE) N J Henderson 5 11-7 B J Geraghty 11/1
SP 11/1 Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, hit 3 out, effort when not much room soon after, ridden and kept on same pace approaching last £6000-£500 £5500-£500
5th 6 8 Flat Out (FR) W P Mullins 5 11-7 Paul Townend 20/1
SP 20/1 Tracked leaders, headway 3 out, ridden to chase leaders after next, 5th and no impression when hit last
6th 15 Spring Jim J R Fanshawe 9 11-7 Felix De Giles 80/1
SP 80/1 Mid-division, outpaced when hit 3 out, ridden and effort to chase leaders approaching last, kept on opened 100/1
7th ½ 7 Fiulin Evan Williams 5 11-7 Paul Moloney 100/1
SP 100/1 With leader, led 2nd to 5th, outpaced when hit 3 out, soon lost place, weakened last
8th nk 17 Vino Griego (FR) G L Moore 5 11-7 J E Moore 50/1
SP 50/1 Mid-division, outpaced 2 out, kept on, never on terms opened 66/1
9th ½ 6 Far Away So Close (IRE) P Nolan 5 11-7 D N Russell 100/1
SP 100/1 Behind, ridden and headway after 2 out, kept on approaching last, never troubled leaders
10th nk 1 Blackstairmountain (IRE) W P Mullins 5 11-7 R Walsh 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up in touch, headway 3 out, ridden and effort to chase leaders between last 2, no extra last opened 11/1
11th nk 11 Hollins Micky Hammond 6 11-7 J M Maguire 250/1
SP 250/1 Mid-division on inside, outpaced 3 out, weakened from next
12th 4 Dan Breen (IRE) D Pipe 5 11-7 T Scudamore 25/1
SP 25/1 Tracked leaders, headway to lead after 3 out, edged left approaching next, soon headed, weakened approaching last opened 20/1
13th 4 18 Dream Esteem D Pipe 5 11-0 Danny Cook 100/1
SP 100/1 Mid-division, outpaced approaching 2 out, soon weakened
14th 8 3 Cootehill (IRE) N A Twiston-Davies 6 11-7 P J Brennan 66/1
SP 66/1 Led to 2nd, pressed leader, led again 5th, headed after 3 out, weakened after next opened 80/1
15th 3 16 Takestan (IRE) P O Brady 7 11-7 J Cullen 200/1
SP 200/1 Always behind
16th ½ 2 Chain Of Command (IRE) W Greatrex 7 11-7 W Hutchinson 100/1
SP 100/1 Raced keenly, held up behind, outpaced 2 out, never on terms
17th 4 13 Mister Wall Street (FR) Ferdy Murphy 5 11-7 G Lee 200/1
SP 200/1 Behind, mistake 3rd, never dangerous
UR 9 General Miller N J Henderson 5 11-7 A Tinkler 25/1
SP 25/1 Mid-division when blundered and unseated rider 1st

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £13.50 Tote Place £3.20 £1.90 £1.20 Straight Forecast £61.92 Exacta £43.10 Trifecta £64.30 Swingers 1&2 £5.30, 2&3 £1.60, 1&3 £4.20

Jackpot £109,908.17 carried forward to Cheltenham, 17th Mar
Placepot £98.40, Pool: £895596.75, 6642.06 winning tickets
Quadpot £29.10, Pool: £30280.54, 769.9 winning tickets

Analysis

Dunguib was sent off the 4-5 favourite for the 2010 Cheltenham Festival opener due to an unbeaten run over hurdles and that sensational bumper performance last year, but he couldn't get to MENORAH and Get Me Out Of Here up the hill. Richard Johnson kicked on aboard the Philip Hobbs-trained winner turning for home and that move proved to be decisive as Get Me Out Of Here couldn't quite catch him after the final flight under a strong AP McCoy drive. They didn't go a breakneck gallop and Menorah was always at the front end but he jumped slickly and didn't look like being overhauled in the closing stages. Get Me Out Of Here was defeated for the first time in his career but he appeared to have no excuses and he remains an exciting prospect. The same can be said of Dunguib who was given an awful lot to do and just couldn't get there. Oscar Whisky would've finished closer but for mistakes and Flat Out ran well for a long way, with experience perhaps his undoing in the end.