Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:55 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £14,238 2nd £5,342 3rd £2,675 4th £1,332
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 38.60s
  • Off time: 13:55:29
13:55 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Coneygree 11/10
2nd Aerial (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 311-113 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap According To Trev (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-7 t1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 143 7/18.00
2 18-11 Red, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Coneygree 27
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-7 M Bradstock Matthew Batchelor 146 11/102.10
3 31122-1 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Ardkilly Witness (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 Dr R D P Newland R Johnson 120 20/121.00
4 413-121 Red, yellow seams, chevrons on sleeves, check cap Boyfromnowhere (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 133 9/25.50
5 321F-41 Yellow, Red spots Midnight Appeal 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 b A King R Thornton 128 16/117.00
7 41412-6 RED, WHITE seams, ROYAL BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves and cap Aerial (FR) 28
Nag me
6 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 132 4/15.00
8 2PP0P-0 Emerald Green, Purple armlets Mon Mome (FR) 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
12 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 128 40/141.00
Non runners
6425-134Thomas Crapper511-4R DickinN Fehily120

Verdict

The chasers Aerial and Mon Mome look worth opposing against some up-and-coming novices in this. Boyfromnowhere likes to force the pace and has already won at Uttoxeter and Ffos Las but it's a worry that he was easily picked off by the exposed Awaywiththegreys at Chepstow in between. The latter was no match for CONEYGREE over 2m5f here next time in a race in which According To Trev could only muster the one pace in third. The longer trip today will suit Nigel Twiston-Davies' gelding but it's still difficult to see him reversing the placings with Mark Bradstock's impressive winner, who can complete the hat-trick over timber. Useful pointer Ardkilly Witness made a winning start over hurdles at Towcester and is open to improvement and Midnight Appeal got off the mark when beating a previous winner at Hereford but Thomas Crapper may be out of his depth.