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Cheltenham

  • 14:40 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle 3m

  • (grade 1) £100,000 added 4yo+ 19 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 55.70s
  • Off time: 14:40:18

Full result

14:40 Cheltenham Result 19th March 2010
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Berties Dream (IRE) 11-7 A E Lynch P J Gilligan 7 33/1
In touch, steadied into mid-division 5th, headway 3 out, ridden when not fluent 2 out, led and edged right when hit last, drifted right flat, driven out, stayed on well opened 33/1 touched 33/1
2nd 6 Najaf (FR) 11-7 Timmy Murphy P F Nicholls 5 25/1
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 9th, challenged after 2 out, hung left and every chance last, no impression flat opened 25/1 touched 28/1
3rd 8 Kennel Hill (IRE) 11-7 J M Maguire W K Goldsworthy 8 66/1
In rear, ridden 3 out, well behind 2 out, headway approaching last, soon hung left, soon hung badly right and went 3rd, no impression on front pair opened 66/1 touched 66/1
4th 13 Arvika Ligeonniere (FR) 11-7 D J Condon W P Mullins 5 28/1
Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, went 2nd 2 out until well before last, weakened after opened 28/1 touched 28/1 £14000-£500
5th 7 Possol (FR) 11-7 R Johnson H D Daly 7 28/1
Tracked leader until 8th, weakened after 3 out opened 33/1 touched 33/1
6th 4 Quel Esprit (FR) 11-7 R Walsh W P Mullins 6 11/2
Held up towards rear, headway 9th, weakened 2 out opened 6/1 touched 6/1 £30000-£5000 £6000-£1000 £5000-£800 £13750-£2500 £11000-£2000 £5500-£1000(x2)
7th 5 Silver Kate (IRE) 11-0 Aidan Coleman D M Richards 7 14/1
Tracked leaders, not fluent 7th, in touch when not fluent 2 out, soon weakened opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £8000-£500 £5000-£300
8th 18 Premier Victory (IRE) 11-0 J Cullen T Hogan 6 33/1
Led, mistake 3 out, soon headed, weakened 2 out opened 33/1 touched 33/1
9th 22 Chartreux (FR) 11-7 T Scudamore D Pipe 5 28/1
Chased leaders, lost place after 6th, ridden in rear next, tailed off opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £33000-£1000
10th 5 Watamu Bay (IRE) 11-7 D A Jacob C J Mann 7 66/1
Mid-division, stuggling 9th, soon in rear opened 66/1 touched 66/1
PU Bostons Angel (IRE) 11-7 R M Power Mrs J Harrington 6 50/1
Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, ridden after next, mistake 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out opened 50/1 touched 66/1 £40000-£600
PU Cappa Bleu (IRE) 11-7 Paul Moloney Evan Williams 8 18/1
Chased leaders, lost place after 9th, well beaten after 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last opened 20/1 touched 20/1 £6000-£300
PU Enterprise Park (IRE) 11-7 Paul Townend W P Mullins 6 11/1
Held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd, pulled up before next opened 10/1 touched 12/1 £10000-£800
PU Shinrock Paddy (IRE) 11-7 A P Cawley P Nolan 6 8/1
Mid-division, jumped slowly and lost place 4th, pulled up before 8th opened 17/2 touched 17/2 £24000-£3000
PU Tell Massini (IRE) 11-7 P J Brennan T R George 6 10/3f
Mid-division, headway 6th, ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out, pulled up before last opened 7/2 touched 7/2 £9000-£2000(x4) £20000-£5000 £8000-£2000 £6400-£1600 £6000-£1500 £4000-£1000(x3) £3200-£800 £17500-£5000 £14000-£4000(x4) £10500-£3000 £7000-£2000 £3500-£1000 £3500-£1000(x2)
PU The Betchworth Kid 11-7 R Thornton A King 5 16/1
Held up towards rear, mistake 2nd, ridden and struggling when mistake 3 out, pulled up before 2 out opened 16/1 touched 16/1
PU The Hurl (IRE) 11-7 A P McCoy M F Morris 7 25/1
Mid-division, not fluent 4th, headway 6th, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out opened 25/1 touched 25/1 £12500-£500
F Restless Harry 11-7 H Oliver R Dickin 6 8/1
Prominent, not fluent early, went 2nd 8th, not fluent 3 out, soon led, headed and close 3rd, under pressure when not much room and fell last opened 17/2 touched 17/2 £5000-£550
UR Fionnegas (IRE) 11-7 D J Casey W P Mullins 6 16/1
Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, chasing leaders next, beaten 4th and one pace when hampered and unseated rider last opened 16/1 touched 16/1
NR Wayward Prince 11-7 D C Costello Ian Williams 6

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £48.30 Tote Place: £9.60,6.50,16.10
Straight Forecast: £666.20 Exacta: £2,116.80 Trifecta: £7,019.40 Swingers: 1&2:246.90 2&3:309.00 1&3:213.10

Jackpot: £387,500.94 carried forward to Uttoxeter, 20th Mar
Placepot: £41,288.40, Pool: £938888.56, 16.6 winning tickets
Quadpot: £848.40, Pool: £54177.5, 47.25 winning tickets

Verdict

The rain arrived in the build-up to this race and it turned into a real battle between three horses at the last hurdle. BERTIES DREAM stuck on the best up the run-in to lift the prize at 33-1 but he showed great determination when push came to shove despite drifting to his right. Najaf has always been quite well regarded by Paul Nicholls and he travelled like thunder into the race but could not quite find the extra reserves as the winner pulled clear close home. Things got tight at the last hurdle and Restless Harry looked slightly unsighted and totally misjudged the obstacle. He had been kicked on at the top of the hill and was perhaps feeling the pinch as well - fortunately he got back to his feet after a nasty fall. Arvika Ligeonniere held every chance turning for home but ran out of gas while Silver Kate kept on well after racing prominently. Favourite Tell Massini did not give his running and was pulled up while Shinrock Paddy never looked happy in rear division and also failed to complete.