Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 12:10 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 31.10s
  • Off time: 12:11:17
12:10 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aubusson (FR) 9/1
2nd Regal Diamond (IRE) 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11/2-111 Light green, royal blue and light green hooped sleeves, white cap Ballyalton (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-12 Ian Williams A P McCoy 140 3/14.00
2 P/1-11 White, Purple diamond, White sleeves, Purple spots and cap Royal Regatta (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 133 3/14.00
3 71 ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Aubusson (FR) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-8 Nick Williams Miss E Kelly (7) 9/110.00
4 111 Beige, grey epaulets Racing Pulse (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 11-8 J J Quinn J Reveley 15/82.88
5 41-1624 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Regal Diamond (IRE) 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-2 P Bowen T J O'Brien 22/123.00
6 2 Yellow, red star, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, orange cap Vivaldi Collonges (FR) 61
Nag me
5 11-2 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 7/18.00
Non runners
716/2Flementime (IRE)610-9M KeighleyIan Popham

Verdict

Considering he stood still when the tapes went up and was racing over a trip short of his best, BALLYALTON still managed to keep his winning run going here last month. He's taking on decent opposition again but can keep his Festival hopes on track by giving 4lb to Racing Pulse, impressive when winning by 17 lengths at Newcastle on his first start for John Quinn. Royal Regatta is tough but may just lack the class to defy a double penalty and Vivaldi Collonges' Wetherby second hasn't worked out. The mare Flementime made a promising start at Uttoxeter, however, and should be winning when she has her sights lowered.