Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 16:40 Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.60s
  • Off time: 16:40:41
16:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sanctuaire (FR) 4/1
2nd Notus De La Tour (FR) 13/2
3rd Orsippus (USA) 33/1
4th Son Amix (FR) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 312F Red, White spots, White and Red halved sleeves, White cap Stars Du Granits (FR) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-10 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 135 28/129.00
2 19211 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Open Day (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 135 12/113.00
3 0615 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Baccalaureate (FR) 38
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-9 t N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 134 40/141.00
4 33611 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, striped cap Notus De La Tour (FR) 73
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-9 D Pipe J W Farrelly 134 13/27.50
5 2261 Dark Green, White epaulets and star on cap Son Amix (FR) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-9 T Cooper B J Cooper (7) 134 14/115.00
6 1222 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Causeway King (USA) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 A King R Thornton 132 20/121.00
7 221 Beige, Red hoop, armlets and cap Fin Vin de Leu (GER) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-4 C J Mann D N Russell 129 20/121.00
8 34112 Red, White sash, armlets and spots on cap Diktalina 25
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-3 Mrs A M Thorpe R Johnson 128 28/129.00
9 1142 LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap Cross Appeal (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-3 b N Meade P Carberry 128 14/115.00
10 111 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Bothy 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-2 B Ellison K Mercer 127 10/111.00
11 531 Red, Pink epaulets Sanctuaire (FR) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-2 P F Nicholls R Walsh 127 4/15.00
12 2312 Black, orange epaulets, diabolo on sleeves and diamonds on cap Doctor Deejay (IRE) 56
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-2 W P Mullins Paul Townend 127 25/126.00
13 321 White, purple hollow box and sleeves, quartered cap Ned Of The Hill (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-1 pt Miss M A Doran R M Moran (3) 126 33/134.00
14 711333 White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, Red cap Prince Pippin (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 t S Curran A Freeman (7) 125 66/167.00
15 F13324 Royal Blue and White (quartered), Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves Bocamix (FR) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 t1 A Crook M O'connell (5) 125 33/134.00
16 523312 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Orsippus (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 Michael Smith D J Condon 125 33/134.00
17 241 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Hunterview 48
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 b D Pipe T Scudamore 125 8/19.00
18 143 Emerald Green and Black chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, hooped cap Shanrod (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-13 M Halford R M Power 124 50/151.00
19 933 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Theologist (IRE) 26
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4 10-13 Dr R D P Newland Christian Williams 124 33/134.00
20 114 Dark Blue, Red star, checked sleeves, Red cap Kudu Country (IRE) 79
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-13 T P Tate G Lee 124 25/126.00
21 502 Black, Red epauletes, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Loch Long (IRE) 25
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4 10-13 T Collins A J Mcnamara 124 16/117.00
22 221 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Stormy Weather (FR) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 t J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 123 10/111.00
23 8224 Pink, Dark Blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, Pink cap George Nympton (IRE) 46
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4 10-12 Nick Williams D A Jacob 123 20/121.00
24 412215 Black, Light Green stars on sleeves Riptide 79
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-11 b D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 122 66/167.00

Verdict

This race is still in its infancy and it's difficult to weigh up the respective claims of several progressive youngsters, but NOTUS DE LA TOUR created a very favourable impression when making a successful debut in England and might be good enough to score from Sanctuaire and Son Amix. David Pipe's gelding won a couple of races in France before joining the yard and he got off to the perfect start for new connections, scoring in tidy fashion from Ranjobaie. That horse placed off 129 at the weekend in a fiercely competitive race at Sandown, so off just 134 the Pipe runner would look to be very nicely treated as he was comfortably too good when the pair met. The concern then isn't that he's not well handicapped, it's that there could be something lurking that has been given an even more lenient rating. One such runner could be Sanctuaire for Paul Nicholls, a horse bought with this race in mind. He did all that could've been expected when winning at Taunton and looks to have been given a reasonable mark, but we're narrowly against with the ground much livelier here. Son Amix is an intruiging Irish raider for Thomas Cooper having won well when last seen but again the question mark is the ground which will be the fastest he's encountered. Connections pick their targets carefully however and one must assume they're confident he'll act on today's going. Open Day saddles top weight here and may just have revealed too much to the handicapper in winning at Market Rasen and Sandown, although he's shown himself versatile ground wise and must be given an each way chance. That one holds Star Du Granits on a line through Fin Vin De Leu, so this pair can be omitted from calculations along with Diktalina, an admirable filly who may just be a few pounds high in the weights. Cross Appeal makes more appeal at a price than Bothy despite the fact Brian Ellison's runner is unbeaten so far, with the former having run a smart sort close last time out and conditions will suit. Doctor Deejay is another Irish runner with claims for a top yard whilst Hunterview can't be discounted as he was good enough on the level to merit attention off this mark if jumping better. In a race where collateral form is thin on the ground and most are hard to assess, our vote goes the way of Notus De La Tour.