13:30 Cheltenham

Tuesday 14 March 2017

All13:3014:1014:5015:3016:1016:5017:30

    Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 87y  |   Good to Soft  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:30  |   Winning time: 3m 52.7s
1st
Horse silk
10
611-7
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Held up behind, steady headway after 3 out, close up next, led going well before last, ridden and kept on well flat tchd 28/1
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¼
12
511-7
3/1j
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Tracked leaders, not clear run on inside after 2 out, driven to challenge before last, ridden and every chance flat, no extra final 75 yards op 11/4
3rd
Horse silk
8
14
8/1
T: N J HendersonJ: N de Boinville
Tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, led narrowly between last 2, headed before last where not fluent, soon ridden and one pace, no impression with front pair flat
4th
Horse silk
1 ¼
1
3/1j
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division, headway after 4 out, chased leaders 2 out, ridden and outpaced between last 2, no impression in 4th from last tchd 11/4 and 7/2 in a place
5th
Horse silk
5
5
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Led, not fluent 4 out, driven and headed between last 2, no impression from last op 16/1
6th
Horse silk
hd
2
16/1
T: N J HendersonJ: N D Fehily
Tracked leader, ridden and lost place after 2 out, no impression before last op 20/1 tchd 22/1 in a place
7th
Horse silk
6
7
511-7
14/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, ridden before last, kept on same pace under pressure, never troubled leaders op 20/1 tchd 25/1 in a place
8th
Horse silk
nk
4
50/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D N Russell
Behind, mistake 3rd, ridden after 2 out, kept on under pressure from last, never near leaders tchd 66/1
9th
Horse silk
3 ¼
9
20/1
T: B PaulingJ: Mr Alex Ferguson
Mid-division on outer, headway after 4 out, chased leaders 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, weakened last op 16/1
10th
Horse silk
8
13
25/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Aidan Coleman
Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, weakening when mistake next, soon behind op 33/1
11th
Horse silk
2 ½
11
200/1
T: J J HanlonJ: Rachael Blackmore
Behind, outpaced 4 out, never a threat
12th
Horse silk
nk
3
6/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Mid-division on inside, mistake 3 out, outpaced next, never on terms, weakened before last op 7/1
13th
Horse silk
nse
6
11/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division, lost place 2 out, weakened before last tchd 12/1
14th
Horse silk
56
8
611-7
40/1
T: Mrs A J PerrettJ: L P Aspell
Tracked leaders, lost place when mistake 4 out, soon behind, tailed off

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£36.20Pl:£7.70, £1.80, £2.10EX:£226.30Trifecta:£1,501.90Tricast:£688.90SF:£97.99Swingers:£27.90, £47.30, £4.40

Forecasts

Melon (3/1), Ballyandy (3/1), Bunk Off Early (6/1), River Wylde (8/1), Crack Mome (11/1), Cilaos Emery (12/1), Elgin (14/1), Beyond Conceit (16/1), High Bridge (20/1), Labaik (25/1), Pingshou (25/1), Glaring (40/1), Capital Force (50/1), Magna Cartor (200/1)

Verdict

Nicky Henderson won this last year and he can get The Festival off to a flyer with RIVER WYLDE. The son of Oscar is unbeaten in three starts over hurdles and he will no doubt enjoy the likely strong pace that will be on. Beyond Conceit is likely to be the trainer's second string but there's every chance the eight-year-old could run a big race dropped back in trip and he showed a game attitude when prevailing last time; something that will hold him in good stead in this race. Willie Mullins has won this three times in the last four years and he runs four in the race. Ante-post favourite Melon looks like the stable first-string and Ruby Walsh usually picks the right one so the gelding warrants respect, despite having something to find on the form book.
  1. River Wylde
  2. Beyond Conceit
  3. Melon

Prize Money

1st: £71,188.002nd: £26,712.003rd: £13,375.004th: £6,662.005th: £3,350.006th: £1,675.00

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