Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:30 Spinal Research Supreme Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, Cross Country Good,Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.30s
  • Off time: 13:30:40
13:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Menorah (IRE) 12/1
2nd Get Me Out Of Here (IRE) 9/2
3rd Dunguib (IRE) 4/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6120-11 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Blackstairmountain (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 12/113.00
2 2518 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Chain Of Command (IRE) 52
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 W Greatrex W Hutchinson 100/1101.00
3 101835 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Cootehill (IRE) 80
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 130 66/167.00
4 0-111 Black, White hoops and sleeves, hooped cap Dan Breen (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 D Pipe T Scudamore 25/126.00
5 1-D1111 White, Black diamond and sleeves, check cap Dunguib (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 P Fenton Mr B T O'Connell 4/51.80
6 2235 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Far Away So Close (IRE) 17
Nag me
5 11-7 P Nolan D N Russell 100/1101.00
7 7 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Fiulin 45
Nag me
5 11-7 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 100/1101.00
8 32111 Purple, white hoops, white cap Flat Out (FR) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 W P Mullins Paul Townend 20/121.00
9 11-12 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap General Miller 45
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-7 N J Henderson A Tinkler 138 25/126.00
10 11111 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Get Me Out Of Here (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 150 9/25.50
11 20/313 Black, Red epaulets, Grey sleeves, Red cap Hollins 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 Micky Hammond J M Maguire 116 250/1251.00
12 11212 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Menorah (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 147 12/113.00
13 1-05423 Dark Blue, Grey armlets, Red cap Mister Wall Street (FR) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 110 200/1201.00
14 1-111 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Oscar Whisky (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 138 11/112.00
15 15 Red and Black stripes, Black sleeves Spring Jim 46
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 J R Fanshawe Felix De Giles 80/181.00
16 556005 Red, white hoop, white armlets, check cap Takestan (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 P O Brady J Cullen 117 200/1201.00
17 21-731F Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Vino Griego (FR) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 G L Moore J E Moore 138 50/151.00
18 12 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Dream Esteem 36
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 D Pipe Danny Cook 114 100/1101.00

Verdict

Philip Hobbs has his team in good form coming into the festival and Menorah is no exception having not been out of the first two home in any of his four starts over hurdles for the stable since his debut success in a bumper in Ireland and earning a rating of 147 but he faces no easy task against DUNGUIB, who can get backers off to a good start with the main danger rated as Get Me Out Of Here. Jonjo O'Neill's gelding remains unbeaten after five starts and was most impressive when beating 22 rivals in the Grade 3 Totesport Trophy Hurdle at Newbury last month off a mark of 135. We may not have seen the best of the six-year-old yet and he has to be respected but will need to improve again to get the better of the selection. Nicky Henderson's Oscar Whisky has similarly yet to taste defeat in his four starts and he too has to be considered but may not be as effective on the better ground today than the heavy ground that he handled really well at Sandown last time. Dan Breen was well held on his only start in a bumper in Ireland but has run better since joining David Pipe's stable, winning all three starts but this is a lot tougher than the races that he has contested so far. Willie Mullins had a marvellous Festival 12 months ago and is represented in the opener by Flat Out and Blackstairmountain with the latter having shown improved form of late with wins at Galway and Punchestown but this is likely to go to another Irish challenger in Dunguib. Philip Fenton's gelding won the Champion Bumper last season in impressive fashion by 10 lengths before further success in that sphere at the Punchestown Festival. He has done nothing wrong since being put over hurdles this term winning all four starts, including Grade 1 races in his last two outings, and can make it five on the bounce over timber today.