• 13:30 Jewson Novices' Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner £51,309 2nd £19,251 3rd £9,639 4th £4,806
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 49.70s
  • Off time: 13:30:34
13:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Noble Prince (GER) 4/1
2nd Wishfull Thinking 7/2
3rd Loosen My Load (IRE) 11/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 436-122 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Bouggler 41
Distance Winner
6 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle S Thomas 143 25/126.00
2 6-11346 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Cootehill (IRE) 47
Distance Winner
7 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 128 80/181.00
3 5-11134 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap Loosen My Load (IRE) 77
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-4 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 11/26.50
4 813113 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Mr Cracker (IRE) 53
Distance Winner
6 11-4 M Hourigan D N Russell 135 16/117.00
5 1671/13 Grey, White epaulets Mr Gardner (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
8 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 146 6/17.00
6 1380-F9 PURPLE, YELLOW chevron, diabolo on sleeves Mr Thriller (FR) 75
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-4 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 136 20/121.00
7 354-122 PURPLE, gold sleeves, hooped cap Noble Prince (GER) 53
Distance Winner
7 11-4 P Nolan A P McCoy 144 4/15.00
8 20-15B1 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Radium (FR) 25
Course Winner
6 11-4 N J Henderson Felix de Giles 144 33/134.00
9 24-1F19 Maroon, Beige star, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star Robinson Collonges (FR) 96
Distance Winner
6 11-4 P F Nicholls R Walsh 148 6/17.00
10 F0/F12-1 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Wishfull Thinking 47
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-4 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 155 7/24.50
11 25-2112 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Blazing Tempo (IRE) 49
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-11 W P Mullins P Townend 138 11/112.00


Wishfull Thinking was impressive when beating Calgary Bay in a handicap here in January. Philip Hobbs has already won the Arkle Chase with Captain Chris this week and also rates this son of Alflora highly so it would be no surprise to see him take this prize back to Somerset. But we just prefer NOBLE PRINCE, who has had a rear view of Realt Dubh in his two most recent starts at Leopardstown but gets his favoured good ground for the first time since winning in a canter at Punchestown last October. Fifth here in last year's County Hurdle, Paul Nolan's seven-year-old has been crying out for this longer trip and the booking of AP McCoy can only help his cause. Loosen My Load, Mr Cracker and Blazing Tempo are other Irish raiders worth a second look, while Bouggler is probably capable of improving on what he's achieved so far over fences. Mr Gardner looks the pick of Nicky Henderson's two runners and may be best of the rest.