Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:10 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £8,758 2nd £2,587 3rd £1,294 4th £647
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 1.30s
  • Off time: 14:10:50
14:10 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sizing Symphony (IRE) 5/4
2nd Bold Addition (FR) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 447111- Light Blue, White cross belts and sleeves, White and Light Blue striped cap Bold Addition (FR) 184
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-6 P F Nicholls R Walsh 138 5/42.25
2 46-1213 Rose Pink, Navy Blue sleeves, Gold cap Oasis Knight (IRE) 85
Nag me
5 11-6 v N J Henderson A Tinkler 124 25/126.00
3 052-11 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap Sizing Symphony (IRE) 22
Nag me
5 11-6 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 5/42.25
4 1-1121F Red, Light Green cap Jive Master (IRE) 24
Nag me
6 11-3 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 121 14/115.00
5 130- PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap Peckhamecho (IRE) 188
Nag me
5 10-12 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 14/115.00
Non runners
633/412The Big Freeze (IRE)510-12Tim VaughanAidan Coleman

Verdict

There will almost certainly be plenty of Irish winners at Cheltenham over the coming months and SIZING SYMPHONY can get the raiders off to a succesful start in this opener. Henry De Bromhead's five-year-old had five previous winners behind when scoring at Fairyhouse last month and should continue on an upward curve. Having previously proved disappointing, Bold Addition ended last term in sparkling form and was completing a hat-trick over C&D in April. He should be winning again soon but Oasis Knight's form looks some way below the required standard and Tim Vaughan's pair, Jive Master and The Big Freeze, also appear to have plenty to find. Bumper winner Peckhamecho is being thrown in at the deep end over timber.