Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:30 William Hill Supreme Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £68,340 2nd £25,644 3rd £12,840 4th £6,396
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places; Cross Country: Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.60s
  • Off time: 14:06:08
13:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Champagne Fever (IRE) 5/1
2nd My Tent Or Yours (IRE) 15/8
3rd Jezki (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 613110 Pink, White hollow box Cause Of Causes (USA) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 G Elliott D J Condon 152 33/134.00
2 11-1231 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Champagne Fever (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 148 5/16.00
3 211/2 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Cheltenian (FR) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 25/126.00
4 246-113 Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Dodging Bullets 76
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 156 12/113.00
5 P Black and White (quartered), Black sleeves and cap Fire King 15
Nag me
7 11-7 p D Steele L Treadwell 200/1201.00
6 18-1111 Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Jezki (IRE) 75
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 154 5/16.00
7 22-1211 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap My Tent Or Yours (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 N J Henderson A P McCoy 162 15/82.88
8 630/9- White, light green hoop Ostentation 146
Nag me
6 11-7 h A J Lidderdale W Kennedy 95 200/1201.00
9 3-31121 Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Pique Sous (FR) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 t W P Mullins P Townend 129 25/126.00
10 1-1112 Red and White check, White cap Puffin Billy (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-7 O Sherwood L Aspell 148 14/115.00
11 131-212 White, black cap River Maigue (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 140 18/119.00
12 1-11 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Un Atout (FR) 52
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 W P Mullins D N Russell 151 6/17.00

Verdict

My Tent Or Yours is an obvious starting point in this opener having defied a mark of 149 to win the Grade 3 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury with plenty left in the tank. Ill-fated stablemate Darlan followed a similar route before finishing second in this contest 12 months ago and Nicky Henderson will be hoping My Tent Or Yours will go one better. However, it's a worry that he's only raced on flat tracks before and he's very short in the betting when one considers others appear equally as progressive. The Irish have a strong hand and Jessica Harrington's Jezki is unbeaten over hurdles and beat CHAMPAGNE FEVER by a length-and-a-half at Fairyhouse in December. However, last year's Champion Bumper was conceding 3lb that day and has it must be significant that Ruby Walsh has chosen him. Willie Mullins is also represented by strongly-fancied stablemate Un Atout and the useful Pique Sous, while Dodging Bullets ran very well in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day having beaten River Maigue in a Grade 2 here in November. Puffin Billy will relish conditions but may not be quite good enough, a remark that also applies to Cause Of Causes and former Champion bumper performer Cheltenian.