• 14:20 Cheltenham Hurdle Free Bets With Novices' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Surface: Turf


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 93136P Yellow, Brown disc and sleeves Father Shine (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
10 11-0 S A Harris T E Whelan (5) 110 1001
2 31U-81F Pink, Purple armlets, Purple cap Nodform Richard 62
Distance Winner
7 11-0 p1 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 120 1001
3 0-42596 Red, White hollow box The Bull Hayes (IRE) 10
7 11-0 p T Coyle B J Toomey (3) 119 1001
4 561-61F Green, Gold hoop and sleeves, check cap Zaru (FR) 7
Beaten Favourite
7 11-0 J Ewart B Hughes 115 1001


Father Shine was pulled up last time and appears to have plenty to find at the weights while Nodform Richard fell at Doncaster in January and his win at Catterick came over a much longer trip. ZARU was well clear when falling at the last over 3m at Newcastle last week and clearly has plenty of ability. James Ewart looks to have found him a good opportunity to recoup losses as The Bull Hayes has been well beaten in two starts since arriving in this country, though is taking a significant drop in grade here.