Cheltenham

  • 12:20 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £6,262 2nd £1,850 3rd £925 4th £463
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.38s
  • Off time: 12:20:15
12:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bobs Worth (IRE) 3/1
2nd Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 12/1
3rd Habbie Simpson 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 113186 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Astracad (FR) 21
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 140 7/24.50
2 314-11 White, purple spots, collar and cuffs, scarlet cap Habbie Simpson 45
Distance Winner
6 11-12 A King R Thornton 126 11/112.00
3 51 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds and cap Saint Are (FR) 193
5 11-12 Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 100/1101.00
4 21-1 Navy Blue, Scarlet stripe and cap Bobs Worth (IRE) 40
6 11-8 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 3/14.00
5 734-217 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Golden Chieftain (IRE) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-8 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 14/115.00
6 673-18 Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Heez A Cracker (FR) 48
Distance Winner
5 11-8 Miss E C Lavelle D A Jacob 118 20/121.00
7 1 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Lethal Glaze (IRE) 18
5 11-8 B Ellison A P McCoy 11/112.00
8 11-1 Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Safran De Cotte (FR) 52
5 11-8 H D Daly R Johnson 11/112.00
9 01-1549 Beige, Grey sleeves and cap Total Submission 22
6 11-8 M Keighley W Marston 125 50/151.00
10 3 Red and Grey (quartered), hooped sleeves Barbatos (FR) 103
5 11-2 Ian Williams D C Costello 50/151.00
11 3-4 Green, Blue sleeves, Blue and Yellow quartered cap Easter Meteor 43
5 11-2 Miss E C Lavelle S Thomas 17/29.50
12 2/84-4 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Black cap Master Beau 22
7 11-2 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 33/134.00
13 110- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap On His Own (IRE) 290
Distance Winner
7 11-2 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 16/117.00
14 2-14 Royal Blue and Yellow check, halved sleeves, Black cap Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 48
6 11-2 M F Harris Nick Scholfield 12/113.00
16 53- Black, pink star, white sleeves, pink cap The White Admiral (IRE) 301
6 11-2 N J Henderson A Tinkler 33/134.00
Non runners
151/40Royal Scoundrel (IRE)711-2P BowenNon Runner

Verdict

Astracad's defeat of Organisateur over 2m1f here in October is probably the best form on offer and he's been highly tried in two races at this track since. The five-year-old has already won over 2m4f so stamina shouldn't be a problem today but, along with the hat-trick seeking Habbie Simpson and French import Saint Are, he's saddled with a double penalty which tilts the selection in favour of BOBS WORTH. A son of Bob Back, Nicky Henderson's charge cruised clear of a couple of decent novices on his hurdling bow over 2m at Kempton and gave every indication he'd relish this extra distance. Golden Chieftain may not have stayed 3m here last time and shouldn't be written off just yet but Lethal Glaze and Safran De Cotte would have to improve on their respective wins at Catterick and Bangor to follow up here.