12:10 Cheltenham

Friday 13 December 2019

All12:1012:4513:2013:5514:3015:0515:40
  • British EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle
  • Class 3  |   2m 179y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:12  |   Winning time: 4m 24.17s
1st
4
5/6f
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Tracked leader, effort to challenge before last, led flat, ridden out final 120 yards, kept on op 4/6 tchd 10/11
2nd
1 ¾
3
9/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led at steady pace, shaken up when hard pressed between last 2, ridden and headed flat, hung left and no impression final 120 yards op 11/1
3rd
½
6
16/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Tracked leaders, lost place when ridden after 2 out, one pace before last, rallied flat, took 3rd closing stages, not reach front pair op 25/1
4th
1 ¾
5
510-12
14/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Tracked leaders, challenged between last 2, upsides and every chance last, ridden and one pace flat, no impression when lost 3rd closing stages op 20/1
5th
6
1
11/4
T: T LaceyJ: R M Power
Raced keenly, held up mid-division, driven to chase leaders after 2 out, outpaced before last, weakened flat op 7/2
6th
2 ¼
7
10/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Adam Wedge
Held up behind, headway into mid-division on outside after 2nd, tracked leaders 3 out, challenged between last 2, outpaced when hung left before last, weakened flat op 8/1
7th
5
8
22/1
T: A KingJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up behind, shaken up and outpaced after 2 out, ridden before last, never a threat op 25/1 tchd 20/1
8th
5
2
16/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Raced keenly, driven and outpaced after 2 out, never on terms, weakened before last

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.70Pl:£1.10, £1.80, £3.40EX:£11.10Trifecta:£85.50SF:£11.08Swingers:£2.80, £5.50, £11.20

Forecasts

Chantry House (5/6), Glory And Fortune (11/4), Stolen Silver (9/1), Shang Tang (10/1), Pileon (14/1), Pipesmoker (16/1), Olly The Brave (16/1), Sheshoon Sonny (22/1)

Verdict

A good opener and it’s hard to see any of these not having some further success over hurdles with he race not lacking any depth. Expensive purchase Chantry House won a strong Warwick bumper and looks an exciting prospect for novice hurdles but he’s been off a while and may just need these in the conditions. SHANG TANG caught the eye on his hurdles debut and a slight improvement will see him go close as that experience will have brought him on. Previous hurdles winners Glory And Fortune and Stolen Silver can’t be ignored especially the former after his sound Haydock effort last time. Pileon another hurdling debutant who can’t be left out of the picture adds to the interest.
  1. Shang Tang
  2. Chantry House
  3. Glory And Fortune

Previous Winners

2018
Elixir De Nutz
Weight: 11-8  |Age: 4
6/5

Prize Money

1st: £9,384.002nd: £2,772.003rd: £1,386.004th: £693.005th: £346.006th: £174.00

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