Folkestone

  • 14:30 BetVictor Cheltenham Festival Antepost Pioneers Novices' Handicap Chase2m 5f

  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 14:30:15
14:30 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sulpius (GER) 5/2
2nd Witch's Hat (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3991F1 Beige and red check, red sleeves, beige cap Sulpius (GER) 7 (ex7)
Nag me
7 12-0 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 82 5/23.50
2 134PP5 Pink and brown diamonds, pink sleeves, white cap Queen Of The West (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 11-12 v Jamie Snowden Mr H Derham (5) 87 16/117.00
3 4432-81 Dark Green, White braces, Orange sleeves, White cap Witch's Hat (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-8 t J A B Old M D Grant 83 11/43.75
4 61-3676 Light blue and maroon (quartered), hooped sleeves, maroon and light blue quartered cap For Sahkey Moony (IRE) 140
Nag me
7 11-7 t Mrs C M Hamilton Mr J M Ridley (7) 82 12/113.00
5 8/64538 Pink and Brown diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Doheny Bar (IRE) 192
Nag me
9 11-0 P Henderson T J O'Brien 75 7/24.50
6 907-34 Yellow, beige stars on sleeves, white cap Little Jimmy 14
Nag me
5 10-13 T R Gretton Felix de Giles 74 7/24.50
Non runners
73/3-6P32Tchang Goon (FR)810-0Miss Z C DavisonGemma Gracey-Davison59

Verdict

Sulpius has a 7lb penalty for last week's win at Fontwell but looks to be on an upward curve and will make a bold bid to defy the extra. However, we just prefer WITCH'S HAT who finally came good over fences at Leicester at the start of the month and still looks well treated on her best form. Winning pointer Doheny Bar is back under Rules for the first time in more than two years and may be best watched while For Sakhey Moony also returns from a break and the others would need to improve to take a hand in the finish.