14:50 Cheltenham Fri 16 March 2018

  • Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (Registered As The Spa Novices' Hurdle) (Class 1)
  • 2m 7f 213y, Soft (Heavy in places)
  • 20 Runners
  • Winner£77,600.002nd£29,119.003rd£14,580.004th£7,263.005th£3,652.006th£1,826.00
  • Surface: Turf

Weighed In

Winning time:6m 13.6sOff time:14:51:20
1st
10
33/1
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
In touch, tracked clear leader 2 out, closed to lead approaching last, ridden clear when hung left flat, kept on op 40/1
2nd
3
13
16/1
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Held up mid-division, headway after 2 out, chased clear leaders between last 2, went 3rd when bunny hopped last, ridden and stayed on to chase winner final 100 yards, no impression op 14/1
3rd
1 ½
18
711-5
11/4f
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Held up behind, headway into mid-division 3 out, ridden after next, switched inside and kept on before last, went 3rd flat, no impression op 3/1
4th
1 ½
1
20/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, driven to chase clear leaders before last, ridden and stayed on into 4th flat, not pace to trouble leaders op 22/1 tchd 25/1
5th
1 ¾
20
33/1
T: Joseph P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Towards rear of mid-division, headway 4 out, driven to chase clear leaders after 2 out, stayed on to dispute 4th when blundered last, kept on same pace, never pace to challenge op 25/1
6th
2 ¾
17
50/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division, headway 3 out, ridden to chase clear pair between last 2 to before last, kept on, not pace to challenge op 33/1
7th
1 ¼
9
20/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Led to 7th, tracked leader, led again 3 out, soon clear, not fluent next, ridden and headed approaching last, weakened flat op 25/1
8th
14
7
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Held up behind, headway into mid-division before 2 out, ridden and outpaced between last 2, never threatened leaders tchd 11/1
9th
13
5
6/1
T: H De BromheadJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leader, led 7th, headed 3 out, chased clear leader, lost place next, weakened before last, tailed off op 8/1 tchd 9/1 in places
10th
2 ¾
15
10/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
In touch on inside, pushed along from 8th, lot place when ridden after 2 out, weakened between last 2, tailed off op 14/1 tchd 9/1
11th
9
16
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Held up, always behind, weakened 2 out, tailed off op 25/1
12th
3
8
25/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: L P Aspell
Always towards rear, weakened 2 out, tailed off op 20/1 tchd 33/1
13th
hd
14
33/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Nick Scholfield
Never better than mid-division, behind from 6th, tailed off tchd 40/1

Also Ran

PU
2
50/1
T: M F MorrisJ: R M Power
Tracked leaders, lost place and dropped away quickly after 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before next
PU
3
16/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob
Mid-division on inside, weakened 2 out, behind when pulled up before last
PU
4
6/1
T: N J HendersonJ: N D Fehily
Towards rear of mid-division on outside, headway 3 out, outpaced after next, never reached leaders weakened and pulled up before last op 11/2 tchd 13/2
PU
6
66/1
T: H D DalyJ: R Johnson
In touch, hit 8th, lost place after 3 out, behind and weakened next, pulled up before last tchd 100/1
PU
11
16/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Towards rear of mid-division, some headway under pressure after 2 out, never near leaders, weakened and pulled up before last op 25/1
PU
12
50/1
T: W GreatrexJ: A P Heskin
Chased leaders to 3 out, dropped away quickly soon after, tailed off when pulled up before next
PU
19
25/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Mid-division, lost place before 3 out, weakened and behind next, pulled up after last op 33/1 tchd 40/1 in places

Betting Breakdown

£45.30£10.70, £4.50, £1.90
£721.20£3,680.30£442.07£1,951.31£87.10, £19.50, £11.30

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