• 12:50 Prestbury Juvenile Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.00s
  • Off time: 12:53:23
12:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pistolet Noir (FR) 7/2
2nd Barizan (IRE) 5/4
3rd Olofi (FR) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 131111 White, Dark Green hoops and armlets Barizan (IRE) 29
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 11-6 v Evan Williams A P McCoy 140 5/42.25
2 3621 Royal Blue, Light Blue diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Nicky Nutjob (GER) 15
Distance Winner
3 11-6 J Pearce Timmy Murphy 110 16/117.00
3 112043 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Royal Max (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
3 11-6 t M C Chapman S Gagan 120 40/141.00
4 51 Dark Blue, Pink diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Pink cap Olofi (FR) 35
Distance Winner
3 11-2 T R George S Thomas 12/113.00
5 211 EMERALD GREEN, white sash, red cap, emerald green spots Roseska (USA) 42
Distance Winner
3 10-13 K F O'Donnell P J Brennan 115 4/15.00
6 3 ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Pistolet Noir (FR) 35
3 10-12 Nick Williams D A Jacob 7/24.50
8 12 Dark Blue, White hoops, Dark Blue sleeves, Red cap Trumpstoo (USA) 15
Distance Winner
3 10-12 R A Fahey R Johnson 6/17.00
9 5 Orange, Mauve seams, Orange sleeves and cap Princess Soraya 30
3 10-5 B G Powell Jimmy McCarthy 100/1101.00
Non runners
72Screaming Brave310-12Miss S WestJ Goldstein


Michael Chapman's Royal Max has shown improved form for going hurdling and has to be respected but he is held by BARIZAN on running here last month and at Market Rasen in November and the Evan Williams-trained gelding can have his measure again, getting the vote with Trumpstoo rated the best of the rest. The selection was capable on the flat in Ireland but looks even better over timber having won each of his last four starts and he can win again. Kevin O'Donnell's Roseska has won her last two outings in races at Clonmel and Gowran Park and has to be considered. Sheena West's Screaming Brave made a pleasing debut over hurdles when finding Causeway King just a length too good in a novices' hurdle at Warwick, while Trumpstoo is closely matched with Nicky Nutjob on running at Wetherby last month and there should not be much between the pair today. Barizan has an obvious chance though and is hard to oppose.