• 14:10 Gloucestershire Trainers Championship Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.40s
  • Off time: 14:13:26
14:10 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Chris (IRE) 2/1
2nd Salden Licht 4/1
3rd Pepe Simo (IRE) 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 018350 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Cootehill (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
6 11-8 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 129 12/113.00
2 9-11153 Orange and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves Pepe Simo (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
6 11-8 P F Nicholls A P McCoy 140 3/14.00
4 411 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Captain Chris (IRE) 23
6 11-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 146 2/13.00
5 20/3130 Black, Red epaulets, Grey sleeves, Red cap Hollins 30
Distance Winner
6 11-4 Micky Hammond J M Maguire 134 20/121.00
6 113 Emerald green, red sleeves, dark green cap Salden Licht 47
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-4 A King R Thornton 134 4/15.00
7 156 Red and Black stripes, Black sleeves Spring Jim 30
9 11-4 J R Fanshawe Paul Moloney 137 6/17.00
8 30- Red, White triple diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, Red cap, White diamond Bolanderi (USA) 64
5 11-0 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 100/1101.00
9 42-3225 Purple, grey seams, white sleeves, purple cap Oh No Not Harry (FR) 62
5 11-0 Ian Williams D C Costello 50/151.00
10 5 Black, red star, halved sleeves and star on cap Diamond Eclipse (IRE) 45
4 10-8 Nick Williams D A Jacob 40/141.00
Non runners
36951Accordingtoemandem (IRE)611-4Ian WilliamsWayne Hutchinson124


There appears to be no good reason to desert CAPTAIN CHRIS although Pepe Simo is sure to have his supporters whilst Salden Licht is better than he was able to show in the Dovecote. The selection showed promise in a Kempton bumper before two hugely impressive victories at the same track over hurdles. This is a step up in class but the handicapper has him as the highest rated horse in the race and he's certainly given the impression that he'll be more than capable of holding his own. Pepe Simo has been ambitiously campaigned, taking in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton and the Imperial Cup on his most recent outing, and will appreciate the return to novice company but looks opposable. Salden Licht could bounce back with the yard in better form and there were plausible excuses for his latest run but he has something to find as do Cootehill, Hollins and Spring Jim who ran a blinder to finish sixth in the Supreme. The winner of that race wears the same colours and races for the same connections as our selection Captain Chris.