Cheltenham

  • 16:30 Endsleigh Insurance Novices' Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 0.50s
  • Off time: 16:31:23
16:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Picture This (IRE) 9/2
2nd Easter Legend 16/1
3rd Bench Warrent (IRE) 10/1
4th Silver Spinner 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 32F312 Red, Dark Green armlets, White cap Bench Warrent (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 C J Mann N D Fehily 120 10/111.00
2 8F0711 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Quaddick Lake (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 116 8/19.00
3 2/70-532 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star My Friend Sandy 39
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8 11-8 J A B Old T Siddall 116 9/110.00
4 5-133P6 Green, Blue sleeves, Blue and Yellow quartered cap Easter Legend 25
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5 11-7 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle (3) 115 16/117.00
5 1-51323 Dark Green, Red Cross of Lorraine, halved sleeves, Dark Green and Red quartered cap Silver Spinner 39
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-7 A King W Hutchinson 115 12/113.00
6 4-54331 Yellow, Red spots Long Hop (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-6 A King R Thornton 114 7/18.00
7 222263 Yellow and dark green diabolo, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, quartered cap Cavallini (USA) 23
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7 11-6 G L Moore P Hide 114 25/126.00
8 740316 Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves Dont Tell The Wife (IRE) 19
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6 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 112 18/119.00
9 232201 Red and White check, White sleeves Acapulco Bay 28
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5 11-2 D Burchell Christian Williams 110 33/134.00
10 25-729 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Gabreselassie (IRE) 61
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6 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 110 16/117.00
11 4-336P8 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Regal Approach (IRE) 39
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6 11-2 K C Bailey J M Maguire 110 14/115.00
12 1P-4663 Dark Blue, Light Blue inverted triangle and armlets, check cap Lord Shark (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 J Scott R Walford 110 16/117.00
13 71-664 Red, White stars on sleeves Picture This (IRE) 39
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6 11-1 P F Nicholls R Walsh 109 9/25.50
14 71-P993 Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Beyond Redemption (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 T R George S Thomas 108 16/117.00
18 41385 White, Red stars, White sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Red and White striped cap Normally 62
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-11 p1 Mrs A M Thorpe R Johnson 105 40/141.00
19 1-94605 Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Arturo Uno (IRE) 26
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6 10-9 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 103 16/117.00
20 92317B Cerise, silver sleeves Tarateeno 29
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6 10-8 P G Murphy C Bolger 102 33/134.00
Non runners
154-8542FDance Island (IRE)610-13B I CaseA Thornton107
16P-520P1Top Ram (IRE)910-13J A B OldM Bradburne100
17634531Line Artic (FR)510-12C J DownC Honour106

Verdict

Quaddick Lake will be high on most shortlists as he chases a hat-trick but this new mark of 116 asks more questions and he is passed over in favour of ARTURO UNO. Every Nigel Twiston-Davies trained winner at this track is cheered to the rafters and it may be worth taking a chance on his handicap debutant. The step back up in trip on better ground is expected to suit this unexposed gelding and with According To Dick franking the form of his last start he may be leniently treated on a mark of 103. Line Artic, Top Ram and Acapulco Bay all come here on the back of wins in lesser company, whilst Dont Tell The Wife and Easter Legend are well-thought-of but need to step up on their recent outings. The consistent pair of Silver Spinner and Long Hop give trainer Alan King a strong hand, whilst Picture This looks a potential improver. Paul Nicholls' gelding has only had 5 career starts and if he handles this quicker ground and big field then he is unlikely to be far away. Gabreselassie may improve for a run but may be better over a marathon distance, Lord Shark and Beyond Redemption still have improvement to come, whilst Cavallini represents a shrewd yard and should again be on the premises. A big field and plenty of form to sort through, but we will take a chance on Arturo Uno.