Cheltenham

  • 14:00 Jools Holland Here On 9th November Novices' Hurdle3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 28.90s
  • Off time: 14:00:17
14:00 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kings Palace (IRE) 5/1
2nd Creepy (IRE) 10/3
3rd Monbeg Dude (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 41-2111 Mauve, Red star, Red cap Kilbree Kid (IRE) 23
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6 11-6 t T R George P J Brennan 130 12/113.00
2 52-0231 Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap Minella Fiveo (IRE) 21
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5 11-6 p J Butler N D Fehily 115 50/151.00
3 0/2221-1 White, Emerald Green chevron, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Oscar Magic (IRE) 19
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6 11-6 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 129 4/15.00
4 44F22-1 Black, purple sleeves, red spots Creepy (IRE) 18
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5 11-3 M Keighley Ian Popham 131 10/34.33
5 12F-1 Orange, dark blue star, orange sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap Kings Palace (IRE) 15
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5 11-3 D Pipe T Scudamore 5/16.00
6 422412- Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Neltara 178
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9 11-3 Miss C Dyson Nick Scholfield 132 25/126.00
7 70-031 Black, yellow cross belts, black sleeves, yellow stars, black cap, yellow star Vinnie The Fish (IRE) 45
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5 11-3 t B G Powell Brendan Powell 122 40/141.00
8 412/626- RED, WHITE seams, ROYAL BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves and cap Aerial (FR) 258
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7 10-12 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 132 11/26.50
9 5U2550- Emerald Green and White check, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Hold On Julio (IRE) 175
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-12 A King R Thornton 132 9/25.50
10 P/U113P- Red, white stripe, white and red diabolo on sleeves Monbeg Dude (IRE) 218
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-12 M Scudamore J E Moore 115 25/126.00

Verdict

A cracking start to proceedings with some up-and-coming novices giving weight to three very useful chasers having a prep race over hurdles. Monbeg Dude won last season's Welsh National and Hold On Julio also had useful form over the larger obstacles in handicaps but AERIAL gets the nod. Paul Nicholls' charge has never won over this trip but was second in a Grade 2 novice hurdle over 3m here last December and is worth another chance to prove he stays. Kilbree Kid completed his hat-trick over 3m1f at Perth last month while there should be more to come from recent winners Oscar Magic, Creepy and Kings Palace. The latter looked a really nice prospect at Fontwell and is preferred to last month's Navan winner Minella Fiveo.