Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:25 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 34.20s
  • Off time: 15:25:23
15:25 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Coneygree 8/1
2nd Bondage (IRE) 4/1
3rd According To Trev (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6311-11 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap According To Trev (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 143 10/111.00
2 D32411 WHITE, RED stars, RED and WHITE chevrons on sleeves Bondage (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-7 t G Elliott A P McCoy 145 4/15.00
3 4-31F41 Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots Awaywiththegreys (IRE) 36
Nag me
5 11-4 p P Bowen T J O'Brien 136 10/111.00
4 18-1 Red, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Coneygree 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 M Bradstock Matthew Batchelor 8/19.00
5 10-1 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap I Shot The Sheriff (IRE) 32
Nag me
5 11-4 D Pipe T Scudamore 12/113.00
6 2-14 Black, purple sleeves, red spots Creepy (IRE) 29
Nag me
4 11-0 M Keighley A P Cawley 25/126.00
7 11 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Fox Run (IRE) 25
Nag me
4 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 4/15.00
8 311F Red, White stripe, halved sleeves Our Joey (IRE) 29
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-0 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley 66/167.00
9 11205-2 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Village Vic (IRE) 30
Nag me
5 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 15/82.88

Verdict

According To Trev delivered a really gutsy performance when outbattling Our Vinnie here last time and another strong run is anticipated. However, this rates a tougher assignment and he's likely to be less well suited by a significant drop in trip. FOX RUN was most impressive on his racecourse debut at Worcester last month over a furlong less than this trip and it's interesting that the champion trainer pitches him in at the deep end here at Grade 2 level. The hint may be worth taking with any amount of improvement likely to be forthcoming. Village Vic ran well here behind The New One last month and another good account is expected whilst C&D winner, Bondage, is an Irish raider demanding attention. He looks the each-way value in an intriguing affair, in which the unexposed I Shot The Sheriff is also of interest.