Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:50 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 1.50s
  • Off time: 13:50:18
13:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kings Palace (IRE) 10/11
2nd Masters Hill (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12F-11 Maroon, grey spots on sleeves, grey cap, maroon spots Kings Palace (IRE) 56
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-7 D Pipe T Scudamore 146 10/111.91
2 5-11113 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Saint Roque (FR) 8
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-7 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 144 10/34.33
3 3-75112 Purple, Beige seams, Purple sleeves and cap Berea Boru (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 t P Bowen Donal Devereux 130 33/134.00
4 345-111 White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Flicka Williams (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 T Coyle D C Costello 130 16/117.00
5 13/1P-1P Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Masters Hill (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 25/126.00
6 2321-11 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Milan Bound (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 13/27.50
7 31-2321 Dark Blue and White stripes, halved sleeves Potters Cross 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 Miss R Curtis B J Geraghty 134 10/111.00

Verdict

KINGS PALACE created a hugely favourable impression when scoring 18 lengths over a longer trip here last time. The second won next time so the form looks solid and David Pipe's gelding can take this step up in grade in his stride to complete the hat-trick. Saint Roque was only third at Kempton earlier this month and is very exposed for a race of this nature. But he won over 3m between the flags so the step up in distance may suit. Milan Bound is heading in the right direction but this is easily his toughest task to date while Flicka Williams' three wins have come in handicaps. Berea Boru was conceding 14lb to Potters Cross when beaten nine lengths at Ffos Las and it's likely to be a lot closer today. Both are preferred to Masters Hill.