• 14:40 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle3m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 59.90s
  • Off time: 14:40:14
14:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Weapon's Amnesty (IRE) 8/1
2nd Pride of Dulcote (FR) 3/1
3rd The Midnight Club (IRE) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6-11121 PURPLE, gold hoop on body and sleeves, yellow cap, purple spots Alpha Ridge (IRE) 50
Distance Winner
7 11-7 t P Nolan A P Cawley 154 15/28.50
2 351022 Yellow, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots Bally Sands (IRE) 56
Distance Winner
5 11-7 R Mathew M Roe 123 100/1101.00
3 3-25121 Emerald Green, Orange star, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange stars, Green cap, Orange stars Browns Baily (IRE) 59
7 11-7 M F Morris N P Madden 135 11/112.00
4 113-11 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Cape Tribulation 48
Distance Winner
5 11-7 J M Jefferson P Kinsella 155 4/15.00
5 F2-6112 White, Grey spots, White cap Chariot Charger (IRE) 27
Beaten Favourite
5 11-7 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 136 33/134.00
6 110/1 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Den of Iniquity 45
8 11-7 C Llewellyn P J Brennan 25/126.00
7 117P0P EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Diablo (IRE) 48
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-7 t N A Twiston-Davies David England 125 66/167.00
8 33-331P Emerald Green, Purple spots, sleeves and spots on cap Midnight Sail 48
6 11-7 A King Wayne Hutchinson 131 100/1101.00
9 11-122F Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap On Raglan Road (IRE) 48
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-7 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 142 9/110.00
10 21191F White and Royal Blue stripes, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue star on cap On The Way Out (IRE) 23
6 11-7 J E Kiely T Doyle 142 33/134.00
11 U16/312 Red, Yellow stripe, checked sleeves, Yellow and Black check cap Picture In The Sky (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
8 11-7 b1 M Keighley W Marston 130 100/1101.00
12 24-1F11 White, Dark Blue cross belts, White and Red check sleeves, Red cap Pride of Dulcote (FR) 43
Distance Winner
6 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 155 3/14.00
13 13-0111 Black, White epaulets, White chevrons on sleeves, Black cap The Midnight Club (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
8 11-7 W P Mullins Emmet Mullins 137 14/115.00
14 1-F3212 Royal Blue, Pink star, armlets and cap Thetwincamdrift (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
7 11-7 A King R Thornton 136 16/117.00
15 45-1213 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Toby Belch (IRE) 75
Distance Winner
6 11-7 H D Daly A Tinkler 125 80/181.00
16 25-5112 Maroon, white star and armlets, maroon cap, white star Weapon's Amnesty (IRE) 47
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-7 C Byrnes D N Russell 139 8/19.00
17 P1R252 Emerald Green, Royal Blue chevrons on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Royal Blue star Western Charmer (IRE) 26
7 11-7 D T Hughes P W Flood 136 25/126.00


Pride Of Dulcote is a worthy and strongly fancied favourite but WEAPON'S AMNESTY appeals as an each-way alternative whilst Cape Tribulation is a smart prospect who will have plenty of supporters. Malcolm Jefferson's runner appeared to have the measure of On Raglan Road when the latter fell three out at Doncaster and he is a progressive performer with a touch of class but this will provide him with a completely different test and he's short enough. Pride Of Dulcote has had little to beat on his last two starts but he won both races very easily and is held in high regard. He was travelling very easily in a race at this track when Ruby Walsh took the bad fall that hospitalised him and it's probably nothing more than a bizarre statistic that Ruby Walsh has fallen twice and unseated once on the three times that they've teamed up. The handicapper puts Alpha Ridge in the same league as that pair and he's unbeaten at this trip; there is a question mark over quicker ground but he's had little opportunity to race on it. Chariot Charger could improve for the longer trip and that's what we're expecting our selection to do as he's stepped back up. He represents the yard responsible for last year's runner-up so connections know exactly what's required to lift this prize and was a wide margin winner of his only run over three miles, albeit in a maiden hurdle. He has to prove himself on faster ground but there's no reason to believe that it will be a problem whilst he wasn't suited by the drop in trip last time and Weapons Amnesty appears to have enough in his armoury to go close.