Folkestone

  • 13:30 BetVictor Exclusive Antepost Offer Cheltenham 2013 Maiden Hurdle2m 6f 110y

  • Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 24.85s
  • Off time: 13:30:15
13:30 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Milansbar (IRE) 25/1
2nd Tidal Dance (IRE) 13/8
3rd Shernando 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 8257-78 Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Admiral Boom (IRE) 19
Nag me
6 11-0 P Henderson T J O'Brien 33/134.00
2 6159 Red and white check, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Hand On Bach (IRE) 18
Nag me
4 11-0 W Greatrex N D Fehily 10/111.00
3 5/408- Yellow, black cross of lorraine, dark green sleeves, yellow cap, black star Milansbar (IRE) 349
Nag me
5 11-0 N B King Trevor Whelan (5) 25/126.00
4 48-P Hunting Robertson Tartan, Red and Green hooped cap Roparta Avenue 224
Nag me
5 11-0 Mrs D Grissell M Goldstein 66/167.00
5 46-3 Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves Shernando 24
Nag me
5 11-0 N J Henderson A P McCoy 126 8/111.73
7 303P- Dark Blue, Yellow hoop, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Ten More (IRE) 474
Nag me
8 11-0 W G M Turner C J Davies (7) 33/134.00
8 32-3 Black, Pink cross belts, Black sleeves, Pink stars Tidal Dance (IRE) 61
Nag me
5 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 13/82.62
9 0-P Dark Blue, Yellow cross belts and sleeves, Dark Blue and White check cap Rose Stone 210
Nag me
4 10-7 Miss L Allan Adam Wedge (3) 150/1151.00
10 PP31/P5 Emerald Green, White chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Winnie Wood 12
Nag me
8 10-7 Mrs H Cobb J E Moore 100/1101.00
Non runners
65-Steepleofcopper (IRE)611-0A E JessopPaul Moloney

Verdict

Emma Lavelle's string couldn't be in better form and you'd expect Tidal Dance to step up on his third at Wincanton, his first try over timber. But the one to beat looks to be SHERNANDO, who has won three times on the Flat and showed promise in a couple of starts last season over hurdles. His comeback third at Ascot came in much better company than this. Hand On Bach is a point-to-point winner and was always going to struggle over 2m at Newbury. He should do better now given a test of stamina but it's difficult to see many of the others getting involved.