Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:55 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £12,244 2nd £4,595 3rd £2,300 4th £1,146
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 56.10s
  • Off time: 13:55:15
13:55 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Deireadh Re (IRE) 2/1
2nd Rev It Up (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2212 White, dark blue hoops and armlets, dark blue and white hooped cap American Spin 16
Nag me
7 11-4 L A Dace Timmy Murphy 123 14/115.00
2 422-12 Royal blue, orange star, royal blue sleeves, orange stars and cap Deireadh Re (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-4 P F Nicholls R Walsh 127 2/13.00
3 3231-11 Black, Yellow epaulets, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Rev It Up (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 129 2/13.00
4 704-312 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Sea Of Thunder (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 C Byrnes J M Maguire 119 13/27.50
5 3P/150-2 Dark Green, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Brass Tax (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 B I Case Aidan Coleman 33/134.00
6 2F-7321 White, light blue cap Halley (FR) 34
Nag me
4 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 7/24.50

Verdict

HALLEY tackles older horses for the first time but Tom George's recent acquisition looked a smart stayer in the making when landing a Grade 1 contest over 2m6f on heavy ground at Auteuil last month and can follow up that victory here. Rev It Up is upped in grade after wins at Chepstow and Ffos Las but is a progressive type who can't be ignored, while Deireadh Re was still showing signs of inexperience when beaten at Ascot and is capable of better. American Spin has plenty of stamina and makes more appeal than Sea Of Thunder and Brass Tax of the others.