15:35 Cheltenham Fri 16 November 2018

  • Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Hyde Novices' Hurdle) (Class 1)
  • 2m 5f, Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • 9 Runners
  • Winner£18,006.002nd£6,784.003rd£3,395.004th£1,696.005th£851.006th£426.007th£211.008th£109.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 8.3sOff time:15:35:55
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1
611-5OR: 133D
25/1

Looks even better over hurdles than he does on the Flat and won a Listed race at Limerick last month. Couldn't back that up at Cork and may struggle to concede weight to all.

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2
511-0OR: 130
20/1

Won back-to-back races at Bangor and not beaten far in hat-trick bid at Worcester. Well beaten back at that course last month when last seen but he's better than that and can't be ruled out.

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3
611-0OR: 134BF
7/2

Point-to-point winner who won a bumper on debut for this yard. Couldn't cut it at Grade 1 level at the Festivals and fell when favourite on seasonal return but probably not one to write off just yet.

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4
511-0OR:
5/1

Improved from his bumper run to win a maiden hurdle at Fontwell in good style. Completely unexposed and while this is a big step up in class, his trainer is not the type to tilt at windmills. Champion Jockey takes the ride.

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5
711-0OR: 140CD
10/3

Won here over fences last year and has been running well back over hurdles, landing two novice hurdles before finishing runner-up in a Chepstow Grade 2 last time. Step up in trip will suit and should run well.

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6
511-0OR:
16/1

Point-to-point winner who took a step forward from his return run when winning a competitive three-runner contest at Wetherby last month. Fascinating contender up in class here.

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7
511-0OR:
16/1

Bumper winner late last year at Ascot who was then set a couple of stiff tasks in the same sphere; ran with credit on both occasions. 100-1 chance in the Champion bumper he ran a little better than his finishing position; interesting runner.

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Pym13
511-0OR: 138BF
9/4

Justified favouritism on hurdles debut when winning at Chepstow last month. Turned over when odds on at Ascot last time but clearly capable of better than that and looks a likely contender here.

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9
511-0OR:
100/1

Improved with racing in point-to-points finishing 1L second on yielding-to-soft ground at Ballinaboola in February. Looks up against it on Rules debut.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
On The Blind Side511-09/2
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville

Betting

Forecast

Pym (9/4), Double Treasure (10/3), Coolanly (7/2), Darlac (5/1), Kapgarry (16/1), Nestor Park (16/1), Captain Peacock (20/1), Percy Veer (25/1), Tricks And Trails (100/1)

Verdict

KAPGARRY was well on top when getting the better of a useful rival at Wetherby last month and he might be worth taking a chance on with more improvement expected. Nicky Henderson won this last year with a smart one and Pym is expected to improve on his recent Ascot second. Darlac made easy work of a return run at Fontwell and is another worth considering.
  1. Kapgarry
  2. Pym
  3. Darlac

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