Cheltenham

  • 15:35 E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.50s
  • Off time: 15:46:41
15:35 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prince Of Pirates (IRE) 5/2
2nd Robin De Creuse (FR) 25/1
3rd Thoresby (IRE) 100/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 F13112- YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Al Ferof (FR) 268
Distance Winner
5 10-12 P F Nicholls N D Fehily 4/71.57
2 8-4 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Drumlang (IRE) 29
4 10-12 Miss H C Knight Hadden Frost 66/167.00
3 04154 White, dark green epaulets, yellow sleeves Ebony Diamond (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
6 10-12 C J Mann Paul Moloney 66/167.00
4 4000-4 Yellow, grey epaulets and armlets, quartered cap Fun Guy 29
5 10-12 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 66/167.00
5 2/84- Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Black cap Master Beau 390
6 10-12 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 20/121.00
6 F-15 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Master Milan (IRE) 34
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill D Elsworth 66/167.00
7 741-7 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, LIGHT BLUE cap Pere Blanc (IRE) 18
5 10-12 D W P Arbuthnot Timmy Murphy 33/134.00
8 1-6 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Prince Of Pirates (IRE) 221
5 10-12 N J Henderson A P McCoy 5/23.50
9 4-74 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots Richmond (FR) 23
5 10-12 Ian Williams D C Costello 50/151.00
10 040-5 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Robin De Creuse (FR) 30
4 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 25/126.00
11 P-77 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Robin Will (FR) 14
5 10-12 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 80/181.00
12 52 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Roper (IRE) 40
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon (3) 14/115.00
13 0-0 Black, Red halved sleeves Running Upthathill (IRE) 14
6 10-12 Miss V Williams S Thomas (7) 100/1101.00
14 0 Maroon, light blue star, light blue sleeves, maroon stars and cap Tanwood Boy (FR) 23
6 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 100/1101.00
15 6-45 Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Thoresby (IRE) 23
4 10-12 B I Case D A Jacob 100/1101.00
16 2941-92 Yellow, Purple seams, striped cap Madame Jasmine 29
5 10-5 Miss S Smith C Bolger 66/167.00

Verdict

Second to the highly-rated Cue Card in the Champion Bumper at the Festival here in March, this looks a good opportunity for AL FEROF to make a winning start to his hurdling career. Runner-up at Huntingdon on his second visit to the racecourse, Roper is arguably the pick of those with previous experience though Pere Blanc should strip fitter for a run at Kempton. Prince Of Pirates disappointed in a bumper at the Curragh in May but shouldn't be written off just yet and Drumlang is improving with racing. The mare Madame Jasmine was second at Taunton last month but may lack the scope of some of her rivals.