Cheltenham

  • 15:05 Masterson Holdings Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £18,768 2nd £5,544 3rd £2,772 4th £1,386
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.00s
  • Off time: 15:05:37
15:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dodging Bullets 10/11
2nd Hi Note 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5/1619- Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Baby Mix (FR) 218
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-6 T R George P J Brennan 146 9/43.25
2 28U531- Royal blue, yellow seams, royal blue sleeves, white armlets, white and royal blue check cap Captain Sharpe 18
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-12 p B J Llewellyn Robert Williams 130 25/126.00
3 246- Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Dodging Bullets 191
Nag me
4 10-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 148 10/111.91
4 46-5494 Light blue, dark blue braces and armlets, striped cap Thegondolier (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 p J J Hanlon B Hayes 120 50/151.00
5 23-5221 Royal Blue, Pink sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink stars, Royal Blue cap, Pink star Hi Note 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-5 Miss S West M Goldstein 136 4/15.00

Verdict

Dodging Bullets was fourth in the Triumph Hurdle, ahead of the useful Baby Mix, before finishing sixth at Aintree and must be the best four-year-old maiden hurdler in training. He'll almost certainly start favourite for this but we were really taken with HI NOTE's performance in a handicap at Stratford last month. She won by 25 lengths without coming off the bridle and could take advantage of her fillies' allowance again here. Captain Sharpe won over C&D in April and had a pipe-opener on the Polytrack earlier this month but he may find this company too hot and Shark Hanlon's Thegondolier is likely to be going back over fences again after this.