13:30 Cheltenham

Tuesday 10 March 2020

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Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)

Class 1  |   2m 87y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:32  |   Winning time: 4m 8.2s

1st
13
6/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Held up mid-division, mistake 3rd, headway when badly hampered 2 out, driven to chase leaders on outside turning in, switched inside to challenge before last, soon ridden, stayed on to lead narrowly towards finish, just held on tchd 7/1
2nd
hd
1
11/4
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Held up towards rear of mid-division, smooth headway after 3 out, close up when hampered next, soon poised to challenge, led narrowly before last, ridden and kept on flat, headed narrowly towards finish, just held op 4/1
3rd
11
6
15/2
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Tracked leaders, driven and one pace after 2 out, ridden and kept on under pressure before last, no extra in well held 3rd flat op 6/1 tchd 8/1
4th
2 ¾
3
9/4f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Led, jumped right, jumped markedly right 3 out and again next, driven and headed before last, ridden and no impression in 4th flat op 3/1
5th
1 ½
2
611-7
33/1
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen
Towards rear of mid-division on inside, headway 3 out, chased leaders after next, ridden before last, soon no impression, gradually weakened flat op 28/1 tchd 25/1
6th
8
7
25/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Held up behind, headway 2 out, chased leaders turning in, soon ridden, outpaced before last, weakened flat
7th
8
16
100/1
T: P HennessyJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division, pushed along on outside when hampered 3 out and again next, never on terms after, weakened before last
8th
6 ½
15
100/1
T: M F MorrisJ: P T Enright
In touch on outside, pushed along after 3 out, lost place when hampered next, weakened before last
9th
11
14
50/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: K C Sexton
Prominent, pushed along after 4 out, lost place after next, weakened after 2 out op 40/1
10th
9 ½
10
150/1
T: L ComerJ: Mr D T Kelly
Always towards rear, weakened before 2 out
11th
2 ¾
9
6/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
In touch on inside, driven and lost place after 2 out, weakened before last op 11/2 tchd 5/1
12th
19
4
100/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D Crosse
Held up behind, struggling after 4 out, tailed off after next

Also Ran

BD
5
14/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Mid-division, headway when hampered 3 out, close up and every chance when badly hampered and brought down next
F
8
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Prominent, carried right by leader 3 out, upsides and every chance when hampered again and fell next
PU
12
100/1
T: Sam ThomasJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Behind, reminders after 4 out, never involved, lost touch when pulled up before 2 out

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Non-Runners

11
Jabbaar37
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 7
T: I Jardine  J: C O'Farrell
Betting

Forecast

Asterion Forlonge (9/4), Abacadabras (11/4), Shishkin (6/1), Fiddlerontheroof (6/1), Chantry House (15/2), Captain Guinness (14/1), Elixir D'Ainay (16/1), Edwardstone (25/1), Allart (33/1), Soviet Pimpernel (50/1), Heaven Help Us (100/1), Whatsnotoknow (100/1), Berkshire Royal (100/1), Mario De Pail (100/1), Hollow Sound (150/1), Jabbaar (200/1)

Verdict
The Closutton maestro Willie Mullins has taken the Supreme Novices' Hurdle on no fewer than six previous occasions, including with Vautour (2014), Douvan (2015) and Klassical Dream (2019). He holds another strong hand numerically courtesy of ASTERION FORLONGE, Elixir D'Ainay and Berkshire Royal. The selection raced prominently throughout and wasn't at all troubled by the step up in class in the Grade 1 Chanelle Pharma Novices' at Leopardstown. While immensely respectful of the talented Nicky Henderson trio of Shishkin, Chantry House (and to a lesser degree Allart) the grey son of Coastal Path can hopefully maintain his unbeaten career record (4-4).
  1. Asterion Forlonge
  2. Captain Guinness
  3. Shishkin

Previous Winners

2019
Klassical Dream
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-7  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Ruby Walsh
  |  
T: W P Mullins
6/1
Prize Money
1st:
£70,338.00
2nd:
£26,500.00
3rd:
£13,262.00
4th:
£6,625.00
5th:
£3,325.00
6th:
£1,662.00
7th:
£825.00
8th:
£425.00

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