Cheltenham

  • 12:15 Shloer Novices' Chase2m 5f

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Soft (Cross Country: Soft, Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 44.80s
  • Off time: 12:15:49
12:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Super Duty (IRE) 9/4
2nd Forgotten Gold (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0151-11 Tangerine, royal blue collar and cuffs, dark blue cap Hildisvini (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 t C E Longsdon N D Fehily 139 12/113.00
2 16/112-1 WHITE, ORANGE and WHITE striped cap Broadbackbob (IRE) 25
Nag me
7 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 6/52.20
3 1358-31 Dark green, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, dark green armlets, yellow cap Forgotten Gold (IRE) 47
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 T R George P J Brennan 135 8/19.00
4 011/D-14 Red, pink hoop and armlets Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 t1 P F Nicholls R Walsh 142 13/27.50
5 1F12-22 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Super Duty (IRE) 21
Nag me
6 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 142 9/43.25
6 71233-9 White, royal blue sleeves, pink spots, royal blue cap Tickatack (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 G McPherson W Hutchinson 102 100/1101.00
Non runners
74167P-7Chadford410-7Miss C DysonGerald Quinn

Verdict

Hildisvini hasn't done a great deal wrong so far this season, winning twice at Huntingdon, though this is easily his toughest task to date over fences conceding weight all round. Broadbackbob also looks a nice prospect having won on his chasing bow at Plumpton, though more is needed here. Forgotten Gold was only third behind Hildisvini in October but got off the mark at Aintree next time. He may not be suited by the drop back in distance here, however, while Rebel Rebellion was put in his place by Captain Conan and others here last time but will appreciate the extra. SUPER DUTY has been a little novicey so far but is learning with experience and, getting weight from the four previous winners, can finally get off the mark over the larger obstacles today if jumping a little better.