CHELTENHAM
17 April 2019
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Citipost Novices' Hurdle (Class 2)

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 2m 4f 56y
  • Going: Good
Cheltenham
Runners
7

Type
Hurdle

Surface
Turf

Stalls

Weather
Mostly cloudy

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Silk colours for Dashel Drasher
D
Dashel Drasher
J: Matt Griffiths
T: Jeremy Scott
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 3 wins from 4 starts at this distance (75%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 3 wins from 10 in the last 14 days (30%)
Has been thriving in recent starts, arriving here chasing a hat-trick. His latest novices' win at Newbury in March was impressive under a double penalty and the yard remains among the winners. Should make another bold bid, though he'd likely prefer some rain.
Hard to knock on the back of wins at Chepstow, Ascot and Newbury; very progressive.
334111
Age: 6
Weight: 11-8
OR: 140
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Mar 19 Nby Newbury 20.5f GS 3NvH 11-11 1/10 Remastered (4L) 5/2F 133 142
16 Feb 19 Asc Ascot 19.5f GS 2NvH 11-5 1/6 Russian Hawk (shd) 7/1 133 133
7 Jan 19 Chp Chepstow 19.5f GS 4NvH 11-2 1/11 Tarada (6L) 5/6F 133 135
19 Dec 18 Nby Newbury 16.5f Sft 4MdH 11-0 4/20 Rathhill (4L) 15/8F 136 127
30 Nov 18 Nby Newbury 16.5f Sft 3MdH 10-11 3/20 Bright Forecast (1½L) 9/1 - 126
7 Nov 18 Chp Chepstow 19.5f Sft 5MdH 11-0 3/16 Kateson (16½L) 6/1 - 112
3
Silk colours for Cotswold Way
D
Cotswold Way
J: Richard Johnson
T: Philip Hobbs
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Going Specialist - 3 wins from 4 starts on this ground (75%)
Has won four of his eight hurdling starts, back to winning ways in a handicap at Taunton earlier this month. Impressive that day and that form puts him straight into the picture here. Mainly progressive, each-way contender.
Headstrong, but settled better at Taunton last time and duly hacked up in a handicap.
-11181
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
OR: 141
Days: 13
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Apr 19 Tau Taunton 19f Gd 3HcH 11-8 1/6 Capitaine (15L) 5/1 131 140
12 Jan 19 Kem Kempton 21f Gd HcHL 11-7 8/14 Big Time Dancer (40L) 9/1 131 104
12 Dec 18 Lei Leicester 20.5f GF 3HcH 11-7 1/5 Hillcrest Fire (3¼L) EvensF 127 129
6 Nov 18 Exe Exeter 21.5f Gd 3NvH 11-4 1/5 Winter Spice (2½L) 4/11F 127 124
16 Oct 18 Hun Huntingdon 19.5f Gd 4MdH 11-0 1/7 Before Midnight (3½L) 11/2 123 126
22 Apr 18 Wcn Wincanton 20f GS 4NvH 11-0 2/10 Blu Cavalier (6L) 50/1 - 122
4
Silk colours for Dr Sanderson
D
Dr Sanderson
J: Harry Cobden
T: Paul Nicholls
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts at this distance (67%)
Progressive five-year-old who has landed three of his four career starts. Posted a career-best effort when scoring in this grade at Ludlow in great fashion. The form of his win two starts ago has been franked and he's clearly on the upgrade; tough to beat.
Looked good at Ludlow the last time and has earned the right to have a crack at this.
1-1411
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
OR: 135
Days: 16
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Apr 19 Lud Ludlow 21.5f Gd 4NvH 11-5 1/7 Rapper (2L) 9/4 129 133
26 Feb 19 Ffo Ffos Las 16f GS 3NvH 11-7 1/7 Khage (¾L) 2/1 - 126
28 Nov 18 Her Hereford 19.5f GS 4NvH 11-4 4/13 Star Of Lanka (23L) 11/8F - 106
24 Oct 18 Wor Worcester 20f Gd 5MdH 11-0 1/6 Ballyfarsoon (6L) 1/2F - 114
25 Mar 18 Crl Carlisle 17f GS 5NHF 10-7 1/11 Minella Mystics (½L) 3/1 - 106
5
Silk colours for Mill Green
Mill Green
J: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderson
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 26 in the last 14 days (4%)
Dual novice winner who has gone close in recent starts, finishing fourth in the EBF Final at Sandown on his latest outing. Stable has done well in this race previously and although further improvement is needed, it couldn't be discounted on ideal ground.
Fourth in the EBF Final at Sandown up there with his best form; stable does well in this.
-31134
Age: 7
Weight: 11-4
OR: 134
Days: 39
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Mar 19 San Sandown 20f Sft NvHcHG3 11-3 4/18 Third Wind (3¾L) 14/1 132 134
15 Feb 19 Fak Fakenham 20f Gd 3NvH 11-9 3/8 Pistol Whipped (1¾L) 12/1 131 134
14 Jul 18 Nab Newton Abbot 21.5f Gd 4NvH 11-6 1/4 Bubble O'Clock (18L) 1/5F - 128
16 Jun 18 Fon Fontwell 19f Gd 4NvH 10-12 1/10 Torcello (7L) 5/2 - 125
6 May 18 Tow Towcester 15.5f Gd 5NHF 10-9 3/11 Shaughnessy (6L) 7/2 - 104
26 Mar 18 Hun Huntingdon 16f GS 5NHF 10-13 4/18 Breaking Waves (8½L) 4/1 - 104
6
Silk colours for Thistle Do Nicely
Thistle Do Nicely
J: Gavin Sheehan
T: Jamie Snowden
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 10 wins from 27 in the last 14 days (37%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
Won his first two hurdling outings, not progressing on the figures since those successes. He didn't run badly in a Festival handicap on his latest outing, but it did suggest his limitations. Needs a bit extra to be winning here.
Ran on well in the County despite sticking to the slowest part of the track; can go well.
114220
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
OR: 136
Days: 33
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 17f GS HcHG3 10-5 13/24 Ch'tibello (13½L) 28/1 132 126
28 Feb 19 Tau Taunton 19f Gd 3HcH 11-12 2/6 Esprit De Somoza (nk) 5/1 132 136
17 Jan 19 Wcn Wincanton 15.5f Gd 4NvH 12-0 2/13 Elusive Belle (19L) 5/2 134 132
21 Dec 18 Asc Ascot 15.5f Sft NvHG2 11-0 4/9 Angels Breath (12½L) 14/1 134 132
3 Nov 18 Wet Wetherby 16f Gd 3NvH 11-6 1/4 Beach Break (10L) 10/11F - 134
19 Oct 18 Wcn Wincanton 15.5f GF 4MdH 11-0 1/11 Marettimo (3½L) 4/1 - 120
7
Silk colours for Buzz De Turcoing
Buzz De Turcoing t 1
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Samuel Drinkwater
38,000 euro purchase, winner of a point at Corbeagh House in Ireland back in December. Pitched into an extremely tough contest on his hurdling debut and he's more than likely to struggle here.
Left clear by a dominant leader when winning an Irish point; tough starter under rules.
FP-1
Age: 5
Weight: 11-0
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Dec 18 Cbh Corbeagh House 24f Sft 4yMdPTP 11-11 1/9 Hill Of Hope (6L) 4/1 - 73
28 Mar 18 Inc Inch 24f Y/Sft 4yMdPTP 11-11 PU/6 Prince Kayf () 7/2 - -
18 Feb 18 Cgm Cragmore 20f Sft/Hy 4yMdPTP 11-11 F/5 Sams Profile () 3/1 - -
8
Silk colours for Cotswold Prince
Cotswold Prince
J: Harry Stock
T: Martin Keighley
Didn't show a great deal in bumpers, out-running his 66/1 odds when second on hurdling debut at Doncaster in March. That was encouraging and he should appreciate this stiffer test, though he does fall short of the form standard in this contest.
Improved second on hurdling debut but this is much stronger against talented elders.
692
Age: 4
Weight: 10-8
OR: -
Days: 46
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Mar 19 Don Doncaster 19.5f Gd 4NvH 10-2 2/5 Manning Estate (1½L) 66/1 - 112
6 Dec 18 Wcn Wincanton 15.5f Gd 53yNHF 10-7 9/14 Fearless (20L) 25/1 - 85
13 Nov 18 Hun Huntingdon 13.5f Gd 53yNHF 10-7 6/16 Cascova (12½L) 40/1 - 91
2
Silk colours for Ask Dillon
Ask Dillon
T: Fergal O'Brien
251201
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
OR: 137
Days: 1
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Apr 19 Exe Exeter 21.5f GS 4NvH 11-5 1/9 Boldmere (8L) 2/1J 137 -
13 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 21f Sft NvHG1 11-7 10/16 City Island (29L) 50/1 137 126
22 Feb 19 Exe Exeter 18.5f GS 4NvH 11-9 2/13 Umbrigado (2¼L) 9/4F - 133
21 Dec 18 Asc Ascot 21.5f Sft 3MdH 11-0 1/12 Larkbarrow Lad (7L) 12/1 - 130
18 Nov 18 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Gd NHFL 11-0 5/9 Master Debonair (5¾L) 11/2 - 113
14 Oct 18 Chp Chepstow 16f GS 4NHF 10-7 2/12 McFabulous (2¾L) 11/2 - 116
Verdict

On this ground COTSWOLD WAY may have too much speed for Dashel Drasher. The selection really impressed at Taunton last time.

Verdict silk image
Cotswold Way

Betting Forecast:

5/2 Cotswold Way,

9/4 Dashel Drasher,

9/2 Dr Sanderson,

5/1 Mill Green,

8/1 Thistle Do Nicely,

10/1 Ask Dillon,

33/1 Cotswold Prince,

50/1 Buzz De Turcoing

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