14:30 Cheltenham

Friday 19 March 2021

All13:2013:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:50
  • Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (Registered As The Spa Novices' Hurdle) (GBB Race)
  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 7f 213y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:30  |   Winning time: 6m 1.65s
1st
Horse silk
17
14/1
T: G P CromwellJ: M P Walsh
Led 1st until after 3rd, chased leader, in front again 2 out, 4 lengths ahead travelling strongly at the last, went further clear run -in easily tchd 12/1
2nd
Horse silk
11
10
40/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Raced wide in mid-division, closer at 5th, lost place slightly after 6th, headway out wide chasing leaders before 2 out, edged left and went 2nd approaching the last, no chance with easy winner
3rd
Horse silk
1 ½
13
10/1
T: J C McConnellJ: S D Torrens
Towards rear of mid-division, closer at 9th, headway approaching last, kept on under pressure in 3rd run-in, no chance with easy winner op 15/2
4th
Horse silk
2 ¾
12
7/2f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Mid-division on inside, headway chasing leaders before 4th, went 2nd on long run before last, lost well held 2nd approaching the last, hit last and weakened run-in op 4/1 tchd 10/3
5th
Horse silk
¾
2
11/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Towards rear, headway and kept on towards finish, never going pace to get involved op 12/1
6th
Horse silk
nk
15
11/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Adrian Heskin
Mid-division, hit 7th, kept on run-in, never going pace to reach leaders op 17/2
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
7
100/1
T: O MurphyJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up in last pair, headway chasing leaders on long run before the last, no impression when went left and stumbled last, weakened run-in op 80/1
8th
Horse silk
2
16
7/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: J W Kennedy
Mid-division, pushed along before 3 out, pushed along and weakened before 2 out tchd 8/1
9th
Horse silk
2
9
611-5
40/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Led until 1st, chased leaders out wide, weakened on long run before the last op 33/1
10th
Horse silk
11
8
611-5
4/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: K M Donoghue
Held up towards rear, some headway out wide when not clearest of runs and switched left before last, no impression when in the clear soon after op 7/2
11th
Horse silk
7 ½
4
8/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Always towards rear, headway before 2 out, ridden and weakened after 2 out tchd 15/2
12th
Horse silk
13
14
711-5
28/1
T: B PaulingJ: D A Jacob
Always towards rear, tailed off op 33/1
13th
Horse silk
2 ¼
11
28/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Rachael Blackmore
Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, soon outpaced, weakened before next, behind and eased before the last op 18/1 tchd 33/1
14th
Horse silk
½
3
80/1
T: F O'BrienJ: Richard Patrick
Held up in last pair, behind when mistake 9th, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
611-5
9/1
T: T LaceyJ: R Johnson
Chased leaders on inside, led after 3rd, hit 3 out, headed 2 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before last op 12/1
PU
Horse silk
5
200/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Harry Skelton
Raced wide in mid-division, ridden after 3 out, weakened next, tailed off and pulled up before last op 150/1

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Non-Runners

6
Horse silk
Castle Robin48
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 6
T: C E Longsdon  J: Paul O'Brien
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£17.60Pl:£5.10, £10.70, £2.70EX:£497.70Trifecta:£13,498.10Tricast:£5,745.14SF:£476.25Swingers:£167.60, £18.00, £40.30

Forecasts

Stattler (7/2), Fakiera (4/1), Torygraph (7/1), Barbados Buck's (8/1), Adrimel (9/1), Streets Of Doyen (10/1), Alaphilippe (11/1), Threeunderthrufive (11/1), Vanillier (14/1), The Cob (28/1), Pats Fancy (28/1), Oscar Elite (40/1), N'golo (40/1), Castle Robin (50/1), Ask A Honey Bee (80/1), Champagnesuperover (100/1), Beatthebullet (200/1)

Verdict

Little to choose between the principals in this staying novice but ADRIMEL gets the nod given he showed real battling qualities when maintaining his unbeaten hurdling record in a Warwick Grade 2 and promises to improve further now tackling 3m. Irish duo Stattler and Torygraph have better days ahead of them too so present very stern opposition though, with Barbados Buck's another much respected.

  1. ADRIMEL (FR)
  2. STATTLER (IRE)
  3. TORYGRAPH (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Monkfish
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 6
5/1

Prize Money

1st: £55,127.002nd: £20,769.003rd: £10,395.004th: £5,192.005th: £2,605.006th: £1,302.007th: £646.008th: £333.00

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