Cheltenham

  • 17:35 Victorchandler.com Novices' Hurdle2m 5f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 16.70s
  • Off time: 17:35:28
17:35 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Restless Harry 4/6
2nd Ring For Time 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 11 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Pendower (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 P F Nicholls A P McCoy 7/24.50
3 27121F Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-8 R Dickin H Oliver 145 4/61.67
4 9631 Purple, White stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Scampi Boy (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 P R Webber W Kennedy 116 8/19.00
5 8-P770 Yellow, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots Wham Bang 20
Nag me
6 11-0 R Mathew T Molloy 88 100/1101.00
6 514231 Maroon, Yellow star, Maroon sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Ring For Time 16
Nag me
7 10-11 D Burchell R Flint 113 7/18.00
Non runners
11-4113Master Of The Hall (IRE)611-8N J HendersonA P McCoy137

Verdict

Pendower has done nothing wrong in his two starts for Paul Nicholls, winning a Newton Abbot bumper first time out before taking a maiden hurdle at Newbury last time, but this is tougher and it is hard to get away from RESTLESS HARRY, who looks the one to beat with the main danger rated as Master Of The Hall. Nicky Henderson's gelding has shown decent form in hurdles having won his first two starts in good fashion before being outclassed behind The Minack in the Sidney Banks at Huntingdon. This is a weaker race and the son of Saddlers' Hall looks the most serious rival to the selection. Dai Burchell's Ring For Time won well at Hereford last time but this is tougher and he looks likely to have to settle for a place at best and of more interest may be Scampi Boy. Paul Webber's gelding is lightly raced and open to improvement but he needs to improve to get the better of Restless Harry. Robin Dickin's six-year-old was still there with every chance approaching the last before falling in the Albert Bartlett at the festival and he has solid claims on the evidence of his run there and previous outings.