Cheltenham

  • 16:30 Lemington Maiden Hurdle2m 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.80s
  • Off time: 16:31:05
16:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Court Minstrel (IRE) 6/1
2nd The Romford Pele (IRE) 8/1
3rd Titan De Sarti (FR) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 40-2604 Maroon, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, striped cap Birzali (FR) 13
5 11-0 t J J Hanlon D N Russell 113 25/126.00
2 3/1214- Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Court Minstrel (IRE) 188
Distance Winner
5 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 6/17.00
3 42-2012 Red, White sleeves, Orange stars Falcarragh (IRE) 56
5 11-0 Tim Vaughan N D Fehily 16/117.00
4 2 LIGHT BLUE and WHITE check, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Good Boy Jackson 41
4 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 50/151.00
5 8-22 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Jimjim Mac Cool (IRE) 143
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 119 50/151.00
6 Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves and cap Landscape (FR) 362
4 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 9/25.50
7 116- Black, black and maroon striped cap Population 188
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-0 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 11/43.75
8 1- Brown and Green stripes, Brown sleeves and cap Rysbrack (USA) 60
Distance Winner
6 11-0 P R Webber D Elsworth 20/121.00
9 0- ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Softsong (FR) 173
4 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 22/123.00
10 2217-2 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap The Romford Pele (IRE) 20
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-0 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 8/19.00
11 15220/8- White, black cap Titan De Sarti (FR) 328
5 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 123 3/14.00
12 178-3 White, Mauve sash Van Diemens Land (USA) 138
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-0 C J Mann S Thomas 100/1101.00

Verdict

John Ferguson's stable has yet to strike form but big things are expected this season from the strapping POPULATION. He won his first two bumpers and was sixth in a Grade 2 at Aintree in April when he's probably had enough for the season. He can reverse that form with fourth Court Minstrel over timber. Falcarragh, Rysbrack, The Romford Pele and Van Diemens Land are other bumper winners in the line-up while it's too soon to write off Titan De Sarti and Birzali has already shown promise over hurdles, though has had eight tries at losing his maiden tag. Jimjim Mac Cool also warrants a second look while Landscape won on the Flat in France, though it's a year since he was last on a racecourse.