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16:00 Cheltenham

Jet Uk Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (Class B)

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 5.50s
  • 16 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1
Silk - White, Red sash, Red and White diabolo on sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-2

in touch, weakened approaching 3 out, no chance when hampered next

2
Silk - Grey, Black armlets, White cap
  • Form 12
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-2

keen hold, chd leaders, hit 4th, mistake and weakened 4 out, no chance when brought down 2 out

3
Silk - White, Mauve stars
  • Form 1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-2

prominent, 6th one-paced and ridden when brought 2 out

4
Silk - Black, Orange hooped sleeves, Black cap, Orange spots
  • Form 31
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-2

in touch until ridden along and lost place 4th, towards rear when mistake 3 out, stayed on under pressure after next, no dangerous

5
Silk - Yellow, red diamond, diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond
16/1
  • Form 264312
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-1

keen hold, made most to 3 out, soon weakened

6
Silk - Black and yellow chevrons, yellow sleeves, black armlet, white cap
66/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

behind, ridden and some headway 4 out, soon weakened

7
Silk - BLACK, WHITE chevron hoop and cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

held up in mid-division, steady headway from 4 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden clear approaching last, ran on well

8
Silk - Grey, Maroon chevrons and armlets, quartered cap

Hi Tech

18
100/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

well behind from 2nd, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out

9
Silk - BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap
7/1
  • Form 22
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

held up in mid-division, steady headway from 4 out, ridden to chase winner after 2 out, soon driven and no impression approaching last

10
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

mostly chased leader, mistake 3rd, weakened approaching 3 out

11
Silk - MAROON, grey chevron, grey cap, maroon star
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

prominent, chance when mistake 3 out, disp 3rd and ridden when fell heavily 2 out

12
Silk - Emerald Green, large Pink spots, Pink cap

Madiba

14
12/1
  • Form 3
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

behind, hit 1st, tailed off when slightly hampered 2 out

13
Silk - RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap
  • Form FP
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

behind, ridden along and struggling 5th, tailed off when slightly hampered 2 out

14
Silk - Scarlet, Emerald Green sleeves, Black and Emerald Green hooped cap
100/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

in touch when hit 4th and weakened, tailed off

15
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE stars, sleeves and star on cap
33/1
  • Form F
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-7

held up in mid-division, mistake 3rd, good headway 4th, challenged 4 out, hit next, narrowly headed 2 out, weakened approaching last

16
Silk - Orange, Light Green and White hooped sleeves, White cap, Orange star
66/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-7

always behind, mistake 2nd, tailed off when slightly hampered 2 out

In depth

Verdict

Fortunate Dave and Spectroscope put unbeaten hurdling records on the line in the concluding event on the second day of The Open meeting. The former, a middle distance performer on the level (rated mid 60s), made a winning debut over timber at Warwick earlier this month beating a large field in the process. The latter was of a similar ability on the level but may prove to be better at the winter game judged by his win at Kempton Park last month. Both have to be respected, as too do the likes of Short Change and Le Duc (first and second at Hereford last month), Ascot winner Star Protector, the more exposed Almnadia. However, Don Fernando was of a different ability to these on the level and, if able to translate his flat ability to hurdles, he should be too classy for these. Martin Pipe's representative gets the TEAMtalk vote.