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13:30 Cheltenham Racecard - 13th March 2018

13:30 Cheltenham
Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • 4YO plus, Class 1, 20 Runners
  • Winner £71,188, 2nd £26,712, 3rd £13,375, 4th £6,662, 5th £3,350, 6th £1,675
  • Distance 2m 87y
  • Going Heavy-soft in places
Race Conditions
Course Winner
Distance Winner
Horse Form
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Order By Odds
# Runner
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Claimantakinforgan Nico de Boinville N J Henderson 6 yrs, 11-7 37 Form: 235-113
2 Tips
He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Third of 5 behind Beyond The Clouds beaten 1 3/4l at 4-7fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Musselburgh over 2m (soft) last month. Has won at Ascot and Newbury this season.
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Debuchet D E Mullins Ms M Mullins 5 yrs, 11-7 37 Form: 2121-46 Successful in two NH flat races at 2m on good and soft ground. Finished 14l behind Samcro when sixth of 11 at 16-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown over 2m (soft) last month.
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First Flow D Bass K C Bailey 6 yrs, 11-7 52 Form: 4-4111
3 Tips
He has won three hurdle races at 2m on soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race when 9-4fav in the Group 2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle at Haydock over 2m (heavy) in January, beating Midnight Shadow by 10l. Has won 3 times this season.
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Getabird R Walsh W P Mullins 6 yrs, 11-7 59 Form: R1/11-11
6 Tips
Winner of two hurdle races, two NH flat races and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to soft - heavy. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race when evens fav in the Group 2 Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown over 2m (soft - heavy) in January, beating Mengli Khan by 9l.
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Golden Jeffrey C O'Farrell I Jardine 5 yrs, 11-7 Form: 114205 He has won two hurdle races and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Finished 11l behind Something Brewing when fifth of 7 at 15-8fav on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Newcastle over 2m earlier this month. Has won 3 times this season.
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Kalashnikov Jack Quinlan Miss Amy Murphy 5 yrs, 11-7 31 Form: 1-1121
7 Tips
He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 1f on good to soft and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race when 8-1co-fav in the Group 3 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury over 2m (soft) last month, beating Bleu Et Rouge by 4 1/2l. Has won 3 times this season.
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Lostintranslation R M Power C L Tizzard 6 yrs, 11-7 52 Form: 4-2216 A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft ground. Well beaten at 7-2 behind First Flow when last of 6 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle at Haydock over 2m (heavy) in January.
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Mengli Khan J W Kennedy G Elliott 5 yrs, 11-7 Form: 4-111R2 He has won three hurdle races at 2m on ground varying from soft to soft - heavy. Beaten 9l by Getabird when second of 6 at 7-4 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown over 2m (soft - heavy) in January.
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Paloma Blue D N Russell H de Bromhead 6 yrs, 11-7 37 Form: 12-3213
1 Tip
Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m on soft and yielding ground. Third of 11 behind Samcro beaten 9l at 16-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown over 2m (soft) last month.
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Saxo Jack Mr Sean Houlihan Mrs S Leech 8 yrs, 11-7 Form: 42125 A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 1f on good ground. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Amour de Nuit when last of 5 on his latest NH outing in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m (good) in October last year.
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Sharjah P Townend W P Mullins 5 yrs, 11-7 Form: 11F7 Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on heavy ground. Beaten 14l behind Samcro at 4-1 when seventh of 11 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown over 2m (soft) last month.
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Shoal Bay T Scudamore C L Tizzard 5 yrs, 11-7 17 Form: 1146 Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 3f on good to firm and good ground. Well beaten at 10-1 behind Global Citizen when sixth of 10 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Sky Bet Dovecote Novices' Hurdle at Kempton over 2m (good) last month. Has won at Taunton and Worcester this season.
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Simply The Betts Sean Bowen H Whittington 5 yrs, 11-7 37 Form: 1342 A winner of a NH flat race at 2m 1f on good ground. Beaten a neck by Beyond The Clouds when second of 5 at 11-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Musselburgh over 2m (soft) last month.
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Slate House Harry Cobden C L Tizzard 6 yrs, 11-7 45 Form: 5/1-1145
1 Tip
He has won two hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 9-1 behind Santini when fifth of 9 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race here over 2m 4f (heavy) in January. Has won twice at Cheltenham this season.
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Summerville Boy N D Fehily T R George 6 yrs, 11-7 66 Form: 12231
3 Tips
Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 1f on soft and heavy ground. A winner at 8-1 in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 32Red Tolworth Novices' Hurdle at Sandown over 2m (heavy) on his latest outing in January, beating Kalashnikov by 4l. Has also won at Killarney this season.
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Trainwreck S W Flanagan H de Bromhead 6 yrs, 11-7 37 Form: 2-61210 He has won two hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on soft ground. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Samcro when 10th of 11 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown over 2m (soft) last month.
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Us And Them Mr J J Slevin Joseph P O'Brien 5 yrs, 11-7 75 Form: 24-3112 Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on heavy and soft - heavy ground. Beaten 2 1/2l by Duca De Thaix when second of 4 at 9-2 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Irish Independent Hurdle at Limerick over 2m (heavy) in December last year.
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Western Ryder R Johnson W Greatrex 6 yrs, 11-7 33 Form: 3-U1142 He has won two hurdle races and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 3 1/2l by Vinndication when second of 6 at 7-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Huntingdon over 2m 4f (soft) last month. Has won at Cheltenham and Chepstow this season.
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Dame Rose J J Burke Richard Hobson 5 yrs, 11-0 45 Form: 1-131P4 She has won two hurdle races and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Finished 9l behind Maria's Benefit when fourth of 6 at 11-2 on her latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 olbg.com Yorkshire Rose Mares' Hurdle at Doncaster over 2m 1f (soft) in January. Has won at Newbury and Hexham this season.
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Khudha D F O'Regan A Fleming 4 yrs, 10-13 Form: 554 Unplaced in all three starts over hurdles. Well beaten at 2-1fav behind Play The Game when fourth of 24 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Fairyhouse over 2m (heavy) in January.
View Race Verdict And 23 Tips
Newspaper Tips
Silk Nap Tips Tipsters Odds
Kalashnikov
7 Tips
7 Tips
  • The Scout Daily Express
  • Newsboy Daily Mirror
  • Garry Owen Daily Record
  • David Milnes NEWMARKET
  • Steve Mason RP Ratings
  • TOPSPEED
  • The Guardian
SP
Getabird
6 Tips
6 Tips
  • Melissa Jones Gloucestershire Echo
  • Chris Goulding Scottish Express
  • Lee Sobot Yorkshire Evening Post
  • POSTDATA
  • Ben Hutton SPOTLIGHT
  • Patrick Weaver The Star
SP
First Flow
3 Tips
3 Tips
  • Fortunatus Sheffield Star
  • The Duke Yorkshire Post
  • Robin Goodfellow Daily Mail
SP
Summerville Boy
3 Tips
3 Tips
  • West Tip Western Morning News
  • Marlborough Telegraph
  • Rob Wright The Times
SP
Claimantakinforgan
2 Tips
2 Tips
  • Lambourn Racing Post
  • James Burn LAMBOURN
SP
Paloma Blue
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • Templegate The Sun
SP
Slate House
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • Andrew King WEST COUNTRY
SP
The Sportsman's Verdict
It wouldn't be the start of the Cheltenham Festival without Messrs Mullins, Walsh and Ricci having a short-priced favourite to try and get punters off to a flyer. This year it is the turn of Getabird to take up that lofty mantle having impressed when nine lengths clear of the reopposing Mengli Khan in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown, a trial won in the past by the likes of Vautour, Douvan and Min. However, the British hold a strong hand this season with Amy Murphy's five-year-old KALASHNIKOV leading the charge following his authoritative Betfair Hurdle victory at Newbury. He can reverse Tolworth Hurdle form with Summerville Boy, who shouldn't be far away here, having lost a shoe on unsuitable ground that day at Sandown, and he can put his young trainer/jockey combination firmly on the map. If ever First Flow is to make his mark, it is here on the forecast going and he is of serious interest along with Paloma Blue, who shaped best of those who chased home Samcro at Leopardstown in February. Slate House has some useful course form to his name from earlier in the season and is the pick of the Colin Tizzard runners, while Simply The Betts and Claimantakinforgan were second and third in a Musselburgh trial last time and are capable of building on that.
The Sportsman's Prediction
Silk Pos Runner
1st Kalashnikov
2nd Summerville Boy
3rd First Flow
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