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Cheltenham

  • 15:00 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 33.10s
  • Off time: 15:01:01
15:00 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st At Fishers Cross (IRE) 13/2
2nd The New One (IRE) 4/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 25-111 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap At Fishers Cross (IRE) 43
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-12 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 145 13/27.50
2 18-111 Red, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Coneygree 42
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 M Bradstock Matthew Batchelor 150 9/43.25
3 61-111 Red, white star, red sleeves, black stars, white cap, red star The New One (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 152 4/51.80
4 1-1 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Whisper (FR) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-9 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 12/113.00
5 31313 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Fiddlers Bid 36
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-5 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 66/167.00

Verdict

THE NEW ONE won a Listed bumper here on New Year's Day last year and a Grade 2 at Aintree in April. He had a fight on his hands against Village Vic on his second start over timber here but that rival is very useful and he's won his two other races in a canter. He can remain unbeaten over timber though Coneygree is a huge threat. He's also unbeaten in three starts over timber and, as two of those were in Grade 2's on this track, it will take a major performance to beat him. At Fishers Cross has won his last three over hurdles including a handicap here last month while Whisper gained plenty of admirers when ploughing through the mud for an easy victory at Ffos Las.