• 15:40 British Stallion Studs / Pyments Quantity Surveyors E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £7,507 2nd £2,218 3rd £1,109 4th £554
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places; Cross Country: Soft, Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 34.20s
  • Off time: 15:40:58
15:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Melodic Rendezvous 4/1
2nd Royal Boy (FR) 6/1
3rd Eduard (IRE) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-21 Red, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Eduard (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
4 11-4 N G Richards D N Russell 7/24.50
2 22-1 Black, White stars, striped sleeves, Black cap Imperial Leader (IRE) 32
4 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 12/113.00
3 1/14-21 Dark blue, light blue hoops and armlets, red cap Valdez 31
Distance Winner
5 11-4 A King R Thornton 125 8/19.00
4 4/5-4249 Dark green, brown hollow box, yellow sleeves and cap Dr Dreamy (IRE) 57
5 10-12 Miss C Dyson Gerald Quinn (7) 200/1201.00
5 12-2 Dark Blue, Light Blue inverted triangle and armlets, check cap Melodic Rendezvous 52
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-12 J Scott Nick Scholfield 4/15.00
6 F13-4 White, Mauve stars Mr Watson (IRE) 33
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 12/113.00
7 1/ White, black cap Royal Boy (FR) 628
5 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 6/17.00
8 1205-25 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Village Vic (IRE) 26
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 11/43.75


A very interesting finale can go to the unexposed MELODIC RENDEZVOUS, who may have come against a smart prospect when beaten on his hurdles bow at Exeter and gets 6lb here from the well-regarded Eduard and Southwell winner Imperial Leader. Valdez also has a penalty after getting off the mark at Huntingdon while this looks a big ask for ex-pointer Royal Boy following a lengthy absence. Mr Watson should improve on his fourth at Market Rasen, however, and Village Vic is probably better than he showed here last time though you'd expect a few of these to have more speed than Philip Hobbs' charge over this trip.