Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:05 Citipost Novices' Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £10,010 2nd £2,957 3rd £1,478 4th £739
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 3.30s
  • Off time: 14:05:15
14:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Garde La Victoire (FR) 13/8
2nd Oscars Den (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 342F31 Black and Maroon halved, Yellow cap, Black hoop My Wigwam Or Yours (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-8 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 134 15/82.88
2 10-1110 Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 33
Nag me
5 11-8 D Pipe T Scudamore 139 13/27.50
3 2131 Light blue, red cross belts, light blue sleeves, red stars Blue Heron (IRE) 22
Nag me
6 11-4 D Skelton Harry Skelton 12/113.00
4 112401 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Garde La Victoire (FR) 13
Nag me
5 11-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 138 13/82.62
5 61-21 Red, yellow seams, chevrons on sleeves, check cap Lookslikerainted (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 12/113.00
6 21-11 Pink, emerald green seams, pink cap Oscars Den (IRE) 122
Nag me
6 11-4 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne 125 16/117.00
8 3052 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White sleeves, Royal Blue and Red hooped cap Muckle Roe (IRE) 90
Nag me
5 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 50/151.00
Non runners
7123-112Sergeant Mattie (IRE)611-4C E LongsdonN Fehily137

Verdict

Nicky Henderson won this last year with Whisper and MY WIGWAM OR YOURS can follow suit. He's taken his time to come right but did so in emphatic style when getting decent ground at Newbury and can see off some smart rivals. They include Vieux Lion Rouge, who has won six of his eight races with his only defeats coming at the Festival here. Garde La Victoire has also suffered two defeats on the course but he's a really smart staying prospect and the 4lb he receives from the selection should aid his cause. Lookslikerainted landed a maiden at Ffos Las by a distance though the ground was very heavy and he'll be facing much better opposition. None of the remainder can be dismissed, especially the in-form Sergeant Mattie, in a very interesting opener.