• 14:05 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 17.00s
  • Off time: 14:05:43
14:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 5/2
2nd Karabak (FR) 4/1
3rd Diamond Harry 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 66-1021 Yellow and Red chevrons, hooped cap China Rock (IRE) 67
6 11-7 M F Morris N P Madden 130 25/126.00
2 1/1-1111 White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Diamond Harry 46
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-7 Nick Williams Timmy Murphy 155 4/15.00
3 502990 BLACK, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, black stars, yellow cap, black stars Dorset Square (IRE) 17
5 11-7 J J Murphy A J Mcnamara 110 200/1201.00
4 7-52122 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE diamond and diamond on cap Junior 46
6 11-7 b A King R Thornton 143 16/117.00
5 1-3211 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Karabak (FR) 53
Course Winner
6 11-7 A King A P McCoy 153 4/15.00
6 2-1P311 White, royal blue hoop, chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Knockara Beau (IRE) 11
6 11-7 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 145 14/115.00
7 11-11 Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Mad Max (IRE) 56
7 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 145 6/17.00
8 6-21111 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 38
5 11-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 155 5/23.50
9 3108-01 RED, grey stars, grey star on cap Quartetto (GER) 81
5 11-7 M Torrens A P Thornton 100/1101.00
10 4-111 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Quwetwo 20
6 11-7 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 133 20/121.00
11 212121 Royal Blue and White diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars on cap Realt Dubh (IRE) 21
5 11-7 N Meade P Carberry 135 20/121.00
12 556-45 Yellow, Royal Blue cross of Lorraine, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap Richard The Third 10
5 11-7 John Harris S Durack 250/1251.00
13 12-F1 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap The Nightingale (FR) 104
6 11-7 P F Nicholls Christian Williams 16/117.00
14 12 Emerald Green, Royal Blue hoop, quartered cap Ruthenoise (FR) 30
4 10-5 D Pipe T Scudamore 120 100/1101.00


DIAMOND HARRY has fulfilled his promise this year and should round off a fantastic season with festival success but the impressive Mad Max won't lie down without a fight and Karabak is also a danger. The selection has held his bumper form to go undefeated over hurdles this season and although the margins of victory have been diminishing the formlines look strong as he fended off a top Alan King hope in Bensalem last time. He loves it at Cheltenham and should be the one to beat. Mad Max is also undefeated including in two starts over timber. His last time out success over a subsequent easy winner was impressive and although he has 10lbs to find according to the official ratings he will be right in contention. Karabak is the closely matched with the pick on the ratings and has looked really progressive since losing out to Mad Max on his debut over hurdles in November. He's destroyed some promising types in both starts since and looks ripe and ready for the festival. Mikael D'haguenet has been nothing if not impressive in graded company in Ireland and another who is unbeaten this term. The form from those outings is perhaps not as strong as those runners we've mentioned already but under Ruby Walsh he should be heavily involved. A top renewal this with Diamond Harry the selection to take it on a curse he loves.