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  • 12:20 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • £10,000 added 4yo+ 15 ran
  • Winner £6,262 2nd £1,850 3rd £925 4th £463
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 2.38s
  • Off time: 12:20:15

Full result

12:20 Cheltenham Result 1st January 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Bobs Worth (IRE) 11-8 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 6 3/1f
Mid-division, headway after 7th, led after 2 out, ridden after last, kept on well towards finish opened 3/1 touched 3/1 £2000-£600 £1000-£300 £1500-£500 £1200-£400
2nd Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 11-2 Nick Scholfield M F Harris 6 12/1
Held up towards rear, pushed along approaching 2 out, ridden and headway before last, chased winner final 100 yards, kept on towards finish opened 11/1 touched 12/1 £3600-£300
3rd Habbie Simpson 11-12 R Thornton A King 6 11/1
Held up towards rear on inside, headway on outer approaching 2 out, chased winner and every chance approaching last, lost 2nd and edged left final 100 yards, no extra opened 12/1 touched 12/1
4th 14 On His Own (IRE) 11-2 B S Hughes J Howard Johnson 7 16/1
Chase leader and keen, hit 6th, ridden after 2 out, weakened last opened 20/1 touched 20/1
5th Barbatos (FR) 11-2 D C Costello Ian Williams 5 50/1
Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced approaching 2 out opened 50/1 touched 50/1
6th s.h Astracad (FR) 11-12 P J Brennan N A Twiston-Davies 5 7/2
Held up in touch, raced keen, pushed along and hit 2 out, soon weakened, hit last opened 9/2 touched 9/2 £1800-£400(x2) £1200-£300
7th Saint Are (FR) 11-12 Aidan Coleman Tim Vaughan 5 100/1
Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened opened 100/1 touched 100/1
8th nk Total Submission 11-8 W Marston M Keighley 6 50/1
Led, ridden and headed after 2 out, weakened approaching last opened 40/1 touched 50/1
9th 9 Golden Chieftain (IRE) 11-8 J Tizzard C L Tizzard 6 14/1
Held up towards rear, mistake 5th and pushed along, hit next, reminders after 7th, soon struggling opened 14/1 touched 14/1
10th Safran De Cotte (FR) 11-8 R Johnson H D Daly 5 11/1
Held up towards rear, some headway 8th, soon weakened opened 10/1 touched 11/1
11th Heez A Cracker (FR) 11-8 D A Jacob Miss E C Lavelle 5 20/1
In touch, weakened from 2 out opened 20/1 touched 20/1
12th 5 Master Beau 11-2 Jan Faltejsek G A Charlton 7 33/1
Held up in touch on inside, lost place 6th, slightly hampered next, soon weakened opened 33/1 touched 33/1
13th 30 Easter Meteor 11-2 S Thomas Miss E C Lavelle 5 17/2
In rear, mistake 1st, headway on outer 7th, weakened before 2 out opened 8/1 touched 17/2
14th 15 The White Admiral (IRE) 11-2 A Tinkler N J Henderson 6 33/1
Held up towards rear, headway on outer after 5th, weakened after 3 out opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £10000-£250
F Lethal Glaze (IRE) 11-8 A P McCoy B Ellison 5 11/1
Held up towards rear, headway on outer and going well approaching 2 out when fell opened 11/1 touched 11/1
NR Royal Scoundrel (IRE) 11-2 Non Runner P Bowen 7

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.80,£4.80,£3.60
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£38.10 2&3:£10.10 1&3:£13.60

Jackpot: £24,519.12 carried forward to Plumpton, 2nd Jan
Placepot: £156.20, Pool: £194585.1, 909.03 winning tickets
Quadpot: £27.00, Pool: £16151.34, 442.5 winning tickets


A strong performance from favourite BOBS WORTH. Always travelling well off the pace set by On His Own and Total Submission, Barry Geraghty moved him into contention at the top of the hill and from then on he always looked the one to beat. Although Habbie Simpson loomed up going equally well turning for home (with Choc Thornton lowering his goggles), he was soon put in his place by the winner and never really looked like closing down a three length lead after the last. The running-on Rose Of The Moon looked more of a threat but one got the impression that the winner was idling somewhat. He was cut for the 2m5f race at the Festival as a result of this run and it's easy to see why; this was an authoritative performance and he deserves to take on the top novices now. The runner-up was stepping up in trip but he ran here as if needing three miles already, getting outpaced down the hill and still only being seventh turning for home. Habbie Simpson ran well considering he was penalised to the full along with Astracad for earlier wins in the season; he will find easier opportunities than this. Sadly Lethal Glaze took a heavy fall at the second last when creeping into the race and suffered a severe leg injury; he had to be put down. Easter Meteor and Golden Chieftain ruined their chance with sloppy jumping, whilst Astracad was outpaced when the race started to hot up before plugging on. The fourth home, On His Own, ran a stonker on his hurdling debut. In the front rank throughout, the sizeable point-to-point winner was a bit cumbersome at some of his hurdles but he was still on the bridle coming down the hill and only got tired in the final quarter of a mile; he is a sure-fire winner in the near future.