14:30 Cheltenham

Saturday 15 December 2018

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Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Registered As Bristol Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 2)

Class 1  |   2m 7f 213y  |   Good to Soft  |   8 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:30  |   Winning time: 6m 12.1s

1st
7
510-12
11/2
T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore
Prominent, led 8th, ridden and in command flat, stayed on well op 6/1
2nd
2 ¾
4
8/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: J McGrath
Held up on inside, headway 3 out, went 2nd when hit last, held by winner flat, stayed on
3rd
3
6
510-12
12/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led until 8th, ridden after 2 out, one pace before last, kept on again final 100 yards and took 3rd towards finish tchd 14/1
4th
½
8
6/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Prominent on outside, challenged 7th, every chance 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, lost 3rd towards finish op 5/1 tchd 9/2
5th
¾
1
11/4
T: N J HendersonJ: N D Fehily
Towards rear, not fluent 5th, pushed along after 4 out, headway approaching where jumped left, kept on but never on terms op 5/2
6th
12
2
15/8f
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Mostly in touch in mid-division, not fluent 8th, pushed along before 2 out, unable to go with leaders before last, weakened flat op 2/1 tchd 9/4
7th
33
5
50/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Prominent on inside, lost place before 2 out, soon behind, tailed off
8th
3 ½
9
66/1
T: R DickinJ: C Poste
Held up in rear, headway after 9th, lost place after 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off

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Non-Runners

3
Danny Whizzbang17
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 5
T: P F Nicholls  J: S Bowen
Betting

Forecast

Aye Aye Charlie (15/8), Doux Pretender (11/4), Rockpoint (11/2), Supremely Lucky (6/1), Danny Whizzbang (7/1), Lisnagar Oscar (8/1), Rocco (12/1), Lough Derg Diamond (50/1), Three Bullet Gate (66/1)

Verdict
Aye Aye Charlie has experience on his side and boasts some very decent form, but he is exposed and may be vulnerable to DOUX PRETENDER who stayed on well for pressure at Ascot last time and should relish this step up in distance. Danny Whizzbang takes a sharp rise in class, but is respected for his top stable, while Rocco is not out of it if returning to the form of his Chepstow success. Supremely Lucky is improving and could figure, while Rockpoint and Lough Derg Diamond do battle for last year's winning stable.
  1. Doux Pretender
  2. Aye Aye Charlie
  3. Danny Whizzbang

Previous Winners

2017
Kilbricken Storm
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 6
Weight: 10-12  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: H Cobden
  |  
T: C L Tizzard
3/1
Prize Money
1st:
£18,006.00
2nd:
£6,784.00
3rd:
£3,395.00
4th:
£1,696.00
5th:
£851.00
6th:
£426.00
7th:
£211.00
8th:
£109.00

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