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17:50 Cheltenham

Centaur Conference And Exhibition Centre Novices' Hurdle (Class 2)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 110y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £15,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 11.70s
  • Off Time: 17:52:52
  • 9 Ran
2nd
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3rd
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1
Silk - Dark Blue, White chevron, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap
10/1
  • Form 3-10401
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 125

chased leaders until mistake, driven and lost place 7th, stayed on from 3 out, no real impression

2
Silk - Yellow, Black diamond and sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 111F16
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 143

with leader, led 3 out, clear when jumped left next, stayed on strongly

3
Silk - Light Blue and Maroon stripes, Light Blue sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 14
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8

held up in rear, making some headway 6th, pulled up before 3 out

4
Silk - LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap
14/1
  • Form 04032-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 117

chased leaders, went 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner

5
Silk - Light Blue, Purple sash, Light Blue sleeves, Purple stars, Light Blue cap, Purple star
9/2
  • Form 0-21252
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 117

narrow lead, headed 3 out, weakened next

7
Silk - Red, Black braces, Black and Red hooped sleeves, quartered cap
40/1
  • Form 1F3328
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 108

chased leaders until weakened 6th, tailed off when pulled up approaching 2 out

8
Silk - Red, Black chevron, Black and Red striped sleeves
20/1
  • Form 80-2353
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 115

in touch until pulled up and dismounted before 4th

9
Silk - Red, Emerald Green stars and sleeves, Red cap
14/1
  • Form 113747
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 118

chased leaders until lost place 5th, mistake and ridden next, behind and no chance after

10
Silk - Purple, Yellow hooped sleeves, White cap
100/1
  • Form 6P0473
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 90

held up well in rear, hit 3rd, tailed off 6th, stayed on approaching last, kept on flat, never in race

6
NR
  • Form 2319
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 128

Nonrunner

11
NR
  • Form 700-07P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 64

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

My Turn Now is taken to get back to winning ways at the expense of My Immortal, Oriak Des Ormeaux and Rustarix. My Turn Now certainly has the class to land the finale, having made up for a fall in the Tolworth Hurdle by capturing the Sidney Banks at Huntingdon. He was not disgraced in finishing sixth in the Ballymore Properties Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, and as he has won on good ground in the past, Charlie Mann's charge has plenty going for him today. My Immortal will love the conditions as well, but he has more to do than when scoring at Ludlow last time, while Oriak Des Ormeaux is highly thought of and will relish the trip, but he too needs to step up a gear to trouble the selection. Taunton winner Rustarix needs to prove that he can go on the ground, and is perhaps best watched, while the market will reveal if anything else is fancied. So, My Turn Now, beaten on his last visit to Cheltenham, looks set to put matters right today.

Formwatch

My Immortal 13-8fav (11-7) Tracked leaders throughout, ridden to lead after 4 out, edged left flat, held on, won at Ludlow 3m nov hdl (4) gf beating Shannon Springs (10-11) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

My Turn Now (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, outpaced approaching 3 out, stayed on again run-in, 6th of 15, 10l behind Massini's Maguire (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hdl Grd 1 (1) gs in Mar.

Oriak Des Ormeaux (FR) 11-10fav (11-11) Prominent, led 4th until next, led approaching 2 out, headed flat, no extra, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Nawaadi (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Rustarix (FR) 11-4 (11-2) Prominent, headway to lead on bit 2 out, ridden and in command when blundered badly last, hard ridden and ran on gamely flat, won at Taunton 2m 3f nov hdl (3) sft in Mar beating Thirty Five Black (11-8) by 3l, 7 ran.

Double Dizzy 6-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 4 out, led 3 out, about 1 length ahead when blundered last, soon headed and no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Master Eddy (11-8) at Newbury 3m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Triggernometry 10-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway 3 out, ridden to chase winner next, kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 8l behind Nougat de L'Isle (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Cheveley Flyer 12-1 (10-12) In rear, outpaced 4 out, ridden and ran on strongly flat, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 7l behind Festive Chimes (11-2) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.

Oceanos des Obeaux (FR) 7-2 (11-5) Mid-division, hit 4th, headway 7th, effort after 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 15, well behind Duc De Regniere (11-5) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.