Cheltenham

  • 16:55 Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Novices' Chase2m

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 51.50s
  • Off time: 16:58:43
16:55 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lancetto (FR) 7/2
2nd Toubab (FR) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-11326 Yellow, Orange braces, Yellow and Grey halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Orange stars Health Is Wealth (IRE) 40
6 11-11 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 120 25/126.00
2 P-121F3 Yellow, light blue braces and armlets Pure Faith (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
7 11-11 P Bowen T J O'Brien 138 20/121.00
3 2100-31 Pink, Purple epaulets, striped sleeves, Purple and pink hooped cap Lancetto (FR) 25
Distance Winner
6 11-8 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 135 7/24.50
4 212651 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap House Rules (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
5 11-3 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 10/111.00
5 52/4134- YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots Toubab (FR) 231
Distance Winner
5 11-3 P F Nicholls R Walsh 5/42.25
6 3/440-37 ORANGE, BLACK epaulets Zaynar (FR) 139
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-3 Nick Williams J Reveley 5/23.50

Verdict

One or two potentially useful novices face the starter in this and the vote goes to ZAYNAR, who was much the best of these over hurdles. He became a little disappointing over the smaller obstacles last season for Nicky Henderson but a switch of stables may rekindle his enthusiasm and he certainly has the size to make a chaser. Toubab is another interesting recruit from hurdling and finished third in the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown in January, while Lancetto was impressive on his chasing bow at Newton Abbot last month and has plenty of scope for further improvement. That may not be the case with Health Is Wealth and Pure Faith, while House Rules was well beaten on his only previous start over fences.