Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Pingshou Joins Impressive List Of Winners

The roll of honour for Friday’s closing novice hurdle at Cheltenham features a number of star horses, with four Grade 1 winners coming out of the race in the past 11 years (Noland, Tidal Bay, Darlan and Melodic Rendezvous).

Pingshou won the 2016 renewal for Colin Tizzard and William Hill quote him at 33-1 for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle: 6-1 Moon Racer, 8-1 Jenkins, 9-1 Crack Mome, 12-1 Peace News, 14-1 Lough Derg Spirit, Melon, 20-1 Ballyandy, Senewalk, 25-1 Bacardys, Castello Sforza, Epicuris, Kemboy, Penhill, Riven Light, 33-1 Battleford, Central Square, Cultivator, Minotaur, Montalbano, Pingshou, Stretchingthetruth, Thomas Campbell, William Henry, 40-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Trainers’ Championship: 1-6 Nicholls, 4-1 Tizzard, 10-1 Mullins