Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:05 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £14,252 2nd £5,348 3rd £2,678 4th £1,335
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:07:06
15:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bobs Worth (IRE) 7/2
2nd Rock On Ruby (IRE) 6/1
3rd Habbie Simpson 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 1-11 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Backspin (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 150 11/82.38
3 21-11 Navy Blue, Scarlet stripe and cap Bobs Worth (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 140 7/24.50
4 121 Black, purple sleeves, red spots Champion Court (IRE) 76
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 M Keighley W Marston 11/112.00
5 411-11 Dark Green, White cross belts, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green and White hooped cap Rock On Ruby (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-12 t P F Nicholls Harry Skelton 6/17.00
6 1 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Drive Time (USA) 17
Nag me
6 11-9 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 20/121.00
7 314-113 White, purple spots, collar and cuffs, scarlet cap Habbie Simpson 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 A King R Thornton 139 9/110.00
8 4P1-242 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Brunswick Gold (IRE) 17
Nag me
6 11-5 S Gollings R P Flint 50/151.00
9 14-3332 Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Ohio Gold (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-5 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 120 33/134.00
10 2-142 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 28
Nag me
6 11-5 M F Harris Jake Greenall 16/117.00
11 82 Black, pink stars, white sleeves and cap Sivola De Sivola (FR) 15
Nag me
5 11-5 T R George T Scudamore 33/134.00
Non runners
1131866Astracad (FR)511-12N A Twiston-DaviesP J Brennan140

Verdict

Backspin is sure to be backed to extend his unbeaten record under Rules having beaten Court In Motion by eight lengths in the Grade 1 Challow Hurdle at Newbury on only his third start. Drive Time readily accounted for Brunswick Gold on his hurdling debut at Doncaster and is open to plenty of improvement, while Rock On Ruby hasn't done a lot wrong and shapes as though he'll stay this longer trip. Champion Court's C&D win in a Grade 2 in November is decent form but he could be found wanting off level terms against BOBS WORTH. The six-year-old quickened nicely to beat Rose Of The Moon and Habbie Simpson over C&D last month and gave the impression there was more in the locker - he looks one to follow.