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13:00 Cheltenham

Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Sharp Novices' Hurdle) (Class 1)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 87y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £30,000 added
  • Winner: £17,085
  • 2nd: £6,411
  • 3rd: £3,210
  • 4th: £1,599
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 7.30s
  • Off Time: 13:01:37
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
5/2

    1
    Silk - Black, dark green and grey striped sleeves
    2/1
    • Form 136-11
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 143

    took keen hold, tracked leading pair, went 2nd after 3rd, led when slightly hampered by loose horse after 2 out, hard pressed last, ridden flat, held on gamely near finish

    2
    Silk - Black, black and maroon striped cap

    Maputo

    28 h D
    5/2
    • Form 1111
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 147

    held up in touch in rear, tracked leaders approaching 2 out, challenged last, soon ridden, upsides and every chance flat, kept on, held near finish

    4
    Silk - Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap
    • Form 1/8-1
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-4

    hampered and left tracking leader soon after start, lost place after 3rd, renained close up in 3rd, effort on wide outside 2 out, one pace last, ridden and no impression flat

    5
    Silk - Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap
    • Form 6-4PF11
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 135

    hampered when left in lead soon after start, headed after 2 out, soon ridden, weakened last

    6
    Silk - Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star
    • Form 11-2
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0

    led when jinked right and fell soon after start

    3
    NR
    11/2
    • Form F/2311-1
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-7

    Nonrunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    A small but select field head to post and ALTIOR (NAP) can follow in the hoofprints of last year's scorer Vyta Du Roc. Nicky Henderson has made little secret of the regard in which he holds the son of High Chapparal and he showed plenty of resolution when scrambling home at Ascot after flattening the final flight. Maputo is another shrewd recruit to the game for John Ferguson and he looked as good as ever when scoring at Kempton. The ground is a slight question mark against him, though he has won on a softer surface on the Flat. Simon Squirrel has reportedly had breathing issues though he won impressively enough on his hurdling debut at Newton Abbot. Mister Miyagi beat Drumlee Sunset when they met in a maiden at the track, though both would need to improve in order to take a hand. Viens Chercher steps up in grade having slammed weaker opposition at Sedgefield and Market Rasen.

    Formwatch

    Altior (IRE) 4-5fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, led on bend after 3 out, joined and not fluent 2 out, pressed when blundered last, soon headed, rallied to regain lead final 150 yards and soon asserted, won at Ascot 2m fll (3) gd in Oct beating Ch'tibello (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.

    Maputo 5-6fav (11-6) Chased leaders, led approaching 2 out, quickened clear last, ran on strongly, impressive, won at Kempton 2m lst (1) gd in Oct beating Swansea Mile (11-8) by 6l, 5 ran.

    Simon Squirrel (IRE) 5-2fav (10-12) Keen early, tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd before 2 out, led at hurdle, clear last, readily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 2f (4) gs in Oct beating Barranco Valley (10-12) by 2l, 9 ran.

    Viens Chercher (IRE) 7-4fav (11-5) Made all, ridden before 2 out, pressed last, joined towards finish, just prevailed, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f (4) gd in Sep beating Anomaly (11-5) by ns, 6 ran.

    Drumlee Sunset (IRE) 5-4fav (11-0) Tracked leader, led 2 out, ridden and joined when not fluent last, headed and edged left flat, no impression final 75 yards, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Mister Miyagi (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m mdn (3) gd in Oct.

    Mister Miyagi (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway 4th, went 2nd when not fluent 2 out, challenged last, led flat, ran on well, won at Cheltenham 2m mdn (3) gd in Oct beating Drumlee Sunset (11-0) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.