Cheltenham

  • 16:25 Jack Dee Here On 31st October Maiden Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.50s
  • Off time: 16:25:47
16:25 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lac Fontana (FR) 8/13
2nd Germany Calling (IRE) 4/1
3rd Apollo Eleven (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 3 Red, black triple diamond, striped sleeves, hooped cap Apollo Eleven (IRE) 35
4 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 20/121.00
3 2212- YELLOW, LIGHT BLUE diamond, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, YELLOW armlets Be Bop Boru (IRE) 286
Distance Winner
6 11-0 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 9/110.00
4 2-3 Emerald green and black stripes, red cap Germany Calling (IRE) 21
4 11-0 t1 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 4/15.00
5 U512- Black, light blue striped sleeves Hawaii Five Nil (IRE) 226
Distance Winner
5 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 5/16.00
6 238- Red, pink hoop and armlets Lac Fontana (FR) 217
4 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 130 8/131.62
7 023-4 Red, Black diamond, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap, Red diamonds Mystifiable 12
5 11-0 t F O'Brien P J Brennan 25/126.00
8 5 Orange, black cross of lorraine, diamonds on sleeves, black cap Trois Vallees (USA) 22
4 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 33/134.00
9 435 Red and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves and cap Volcanic Jack (IRE) 20
5 11-0 M C Chapman Joseph Cornwall (5) 88 100/1101.00
10 328-09 Emerald Green and Light Green stripes Cash For Steel (IRE) 17
6 10-7 R T Phillips Daniel Hiskett (7) 66/167.00
11 Dark Blue, Red star, sleeves and star on cap Into The Wind 60
Beaten Favourite
6 10-7 Jim Best T E Whelan (5) 66/167.00
Non runners
111-Anteros (IRE)511-0Mrs S LeechPaul Moloney

Verdict

Anteros won bumpers at Chepstow and Plumpton last winter but this is a tough introduction to hurdling. Be Bop Boru and Hawaii Five Nil are other bumper winners making their debut over obstacles while Germany Calling will have learned plenty form his third at Worcester and his yard is in cracking form. LAC FONTANA didn't manage a win in three runs over hurdles last season but was third in a Grade 2 at Kempton in February before trying his luck in the Triumph Hurdle. His experience could be the deciding factor in this. Apollo Eleven was third at Bangor last month but beaten more than 20 lengths and will need more here.