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2:30 Cheltenham 16 Dec 2017

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Registered As The Bristol Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 2)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m7f213yds) 3m New Soft 12 hurdles
1st £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 1012 t 137 132 143
b g Oscar (IRE) - Kilbricken Leader (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Hung left virtually throughout, tracked leaders, went 2nd approaching 2 out, 2 lengths down last, soon ridden, allowed to drift left run-in but strong run to lead final 100yds, finished on far side rails but drawing clear close home (op 11/4)
5 111 138 133 143
ch g Three Valleys (USA) - Bakhtawar (IRE) (Lomitas)
Lw; chasing type; led, mistake 2 out, 2 lengths up last, soon ridden, headed final 100yds, stayed on but no extra (op 9/4)
3  54 [56¾]
5 1012 139 84 85
b g Brian Boru - Bodega Bay (IRE) (Presenting)
Strong; on toes; free to start; raced freely, tracked leader until after 3 out, soon beaten, regained modest 3rd last, tailed off (jockey said gelding ran too freely) (op 2/1)
4  15 [71¾]
6 1012 132 70 70
b g Multiplex - Tintera (IRE) (King's Theatre)
Tracked leader, nudged along from 8th, ridden to chase leader after 3 out until approaching next, soon weakened, tailed off (op 6/1 tchd 7/1)
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