14:50 Cheltenham

Friday 13 March 2020

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Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (Registered As The Spa Novices' Hurdle)

Class 1  |   2m 7f 213y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   19 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:50  |   Winning time: 5m 57.96s

1st
12
5/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Always prominent, led or disputed lead 3rd to before 6th, blundered 8th, led narrowly after 2 out, soon hard pressed, edged right approaching last, headed narrowly flat, rallied to regain lead final strides tchd 9/2
2nd
nk
10
9/2
T: P NolanJ: B J Cooper
Mid-division, tracked leaders after 3 out, challenged turning in, upsides last, soon ridden, kept on and every chance flat, just held near finish tchd 5/1
3rd
nse
5
5/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Held up in touch, chased leaders after 2 out, every chance on inside last, ridden to lead narrowly flat, edged right, kept on, headed final strides op 7/1
4th
1 ¼
19
4/1f
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Mid-division on outside, headway and close up before 2 out, driven to challenge when not much room and switched left before last, ridden and every chance when not clear run again flat, kept on, held near finish
5th
10
8
611-5
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Held up behind, switched inside and headway after 2 out, soon chased leaders, ridden and no extra before last, weakened flat tchd 20/1
6th
2 ½
16
611-5
12/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Mid-division, driven to chase leaders after 2 out, ridden and not pace to challenge between last 2, weakened last tchd 14/1
7th
4 ½
18
100/1
T: Olly MurphyJ: Aidan Coleman
Towards rear on outside, outpaced when blundered 2 out, never a threat
8th
½
7
66/1
T: P R WebberJ: G Sheehan
Prominent, led or disputed lead 3rd to before 6th, with leader, lost place when ridden after 2 out, weakened before last op 50/1
9th
¾
4
100/1
T: M F MorrisJ: P T Enright
Mid-division, ridden after 2 out, never near leaders, weakened last
10th
2 ½
1
711-5
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Held up towards rear, not fluent 4 out, headway on wide outside after next, ridden and unable to go with leaders turning in, weakened last
11th
13
17
25/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Mid-division, chased leaders after 5th to next, soon behind, no danger after op 33/1
12th
1
13
100/1
T: G P CromwellJ: Jonathan Moore
In touch on outside, led before 6th, headed after 2 out, weakened before last
13th
15
14
12/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Tracked leaders, effort 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, weakened before last tchd 11/1 tchd 14/1 in place
14th
3 ¼
15
40/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Towards rear, ridden after 2 out, never a threat op 33/1

Also Ran

PU
2
50/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Mr D Maxwell
Held up behind, mistake 3rd, headway into mid-division after 5th, lost place 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before last
PU
3
14/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders, driven after 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression in 8th when pulled up quickly before last op 12/1
PU
6
16/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
In touch on inside, blundered and lost place 5th, soon behind, no danger after, pulled up before 8th
PU
9
100/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: Adrian Heskin
Mid-division on outside, headway after 3 out, weakened after next, behind when pulled up before last
PU
11
33/1
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Led narrowly to 3rd, tracked leaders on inside, lost place before 2 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last op 28/1

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Betting

Forecast

Thyme Hill (4/1), Latest Exhibition (9/2), Monkfish (5/1), Fury Road (5/1), Sempo (12/1), Ramses De Teillee (12/1), Cobbler's Way (14/1), Janidil (16/1), Harry Senior (16/1), The Cashel Man (25/1), Aione (33/1), Lieutenant Rocco (33/1), Redford Road (40/1), Cat Tiger (50/1), House Island (66/1), The Wolf (100/1), Foxy Jacks (100/1), Oscar Academy (100/1), Kiltealy Briggs (100/1)

Verdict
A typically competitive Albert Bartlett. Philip Hobbs has kept his powder dry with the unbeaten (hurdles) Challow winner Thyme Hill. The manner of his victories imply that he shouldn't be found wanting for stamina on his first attempt over 3m. Colin Tizzard is doubly-represented, with the progressive Harry Senior undoubtedly his main hope, while there's less to choose between at least two of the Willie Mullins trio (Monkfish and the intriguing Janidil). However, we cast the vote towards Paul Nolan's Leopardstown scorer LATEST EXHIBITION (holds Cobbler's Way and Fury Road). His overall form portfolio is stacked full to the brim of pure quality.
  1. Latest Exhibition
  2. Thyme Hill
  3. Harry Senior

Previous Winners

2019
Minella Indo
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-5  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Rachael Blackmore
  |  
T: H De Bromhead
50/1
Prize Money
1st:
£73,506.00
2nd:
£27,694.00
3rd:
£13,860.00
4th:
£6,923.00
5th:
£3,474.00
6th:
£1,737.00
7th:
£862.00
8th:
£444.00

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