Cheltenham Saturday 15th December
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places Surface: Turf
- Placepot £9.60, Pool: £152,041.10, 11550.39 winning tickets
- Quadpot £7.50, Pool: £10,039.77, 979.93 winning tickets
Far West (FR)
||3||11-7||P F Nicholls||R Walsh||2/9f|
||3||11-3||A King||R Thornton||7/2|
||3||11-3||A W Carroll||N D Fehily||33/1|
||3||11-3||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||NR|
Tidal Way (IRE)
||3||11-3 p||C E Longsdon||N D Fehily||NR|
Dovils Date 14-1 (11-2) In touch, hit 3rd, headway to chase leaders 5th, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, 5th and no chance when blundered next, went modest 4th post, 4th of 8, 36l behind Far West (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 3yo hdl (1) sft in Nov.
Tidal Way (IRE) 10-11fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, soon went 2nd, led when not fluent 3 out, ridden and edged left after last, stayed on, won at Ludlow 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov beating Vasco D'ycy (10-12) by 2l, 10 ran.
Far West (FR) 15-8 (11-2) Led and took keen hold, went right 1st, settled in 2nd before next, led again soon after next, ridden and 1 length ahead last, driven and stayed on strongly, came clear flat, won at Cheltenham 2m 3yo hdl (1) sft in Nov beating Vasco Du Ronceray (11-2) by 7l, 8 ran.
Handazan (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Led, wandered into 1st, not fluent next, jumped slowly 4th, ridden approaching 3 out, headed next, hampered last, led again flat, all out, won at Aintree 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) sft in Oct beating For Two (11-5) by 4l, 7 ran.
Mr Lando 7-1 (11-5) Took keen hold in 4th, went 3rd and mistake 2nd, chased leader after 3 out, led 2 out, hit last, headed flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Whipcrackaway (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) sft.
Our Father (IRE)
||6||11-9||D Pipe||T Scudamore||8/11f|
Highland Lodge (IRE)
||6||11-6||Miss E C Lavelle||B J Geraghty||2/1|
What A Warrior (IRE)
||5||11-6||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||16/1|
Best Served Cold
||6||11-1||M Hourigan||A P Heskin||8/1|
Simply Ben (IRE)
||6||11-1||Nick Mitchell||Mr R G Henderson||40/1|
Court In Motion (IRE)
||7||11-1||Miss E C Lavelle||2nd Preference||NR|
Court In Motion (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Tracked leader, jumped left 1st, not fluent next, lost 2nd 5th, left 2nd 4 out, stayed on, no impression on unextended winner, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Dynaste (11-8) at Newbury 2m 4f nov chs Grade 2 (1) gs in Nov.
Highland Lodge (IRE) 10-3 (11-9) Led until 6th, led again 11th, headed approaching 5 out, rallied 2 out, soon one pace, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Harry Topper (11-6) at Newbury 3m nov chs Grade 2 (1) sft in Nov.
Our Father (IRE) 11-4 (10-13) Raced wide, held up last, steady headway approaching 9th, chased leaders 12th, went 2nd after 4 out, led narrowly next, came readily clear from next, stayed on strongly, easily, won at Cheltenham 3m nov chs (2) sft in Nov beating Sire Collonges (11-7) by 20l, 7 ran.
Simply Ben (IRE) 7-2fav (11-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along 5th, reminders after next, chased leaders 3 out, one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 25l behind Arkose (11-12) at Kempton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
What A Warrior (IRE) 28-1 (11-4) Chased leader until hit 3rd and lost place, went 2nd again approaching 6th until 12th, chased leaders, pushed along in 4th 4 out, went modest 3rd before next, no extra in 4th run-in, 4th of 7, 35l behind Our Father (10-13) at Cheltenham 3m nov chs (2) sft in Nov.
Best Served Cold 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, slight mistake in 4th and pushed along 5 out, ridden in 5th before 3 out, left 4th 3 out, no impression, moderate 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 12l behind El Fontan (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Oiseau de Nuit (FR)
||10||11-12||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||8/1|
Oh Crick (FR)
||9||10-11||A King||Mr Joshua Newman (7)||4/1|
His Excellency (IRE)
||4||10-9||D Pipe||A P McCoy||9/2|
Imperial Shabra (IRE)
||8||10-5||P O Brady||R P Treacy (7)||25/1|
||7||10-3||Evan Williams||A Wedge (3)||20/1|
Shooters Wood (IRE)
||8||10-0 t||P F Nicholls||R Walsh (ex1)||11/4j|
||5||10-0||D Pipe||T Scudamore||11/4j|
Pepite Rose (FR)
||5||10-12||Miss V Williams||A Coleman||NR|
West With The Wind
||7||10-8||Evan Williams||A Wedge (3)||NR|
Pepite Rose (FR) 10-3 (11-2) Held up in 5th, outpaced 2 out (usual 3 out), soon weakened, 5th of 7, 48l behind William's Wishes (10-6) at Ascot 2m 1f hcp chs (2) hvy in Nov.
West With The Wind 66-1 (11-12) Went right start, mid-division on outside, lost place when hit 4th, soon behind, tailed off 5 out, 14th of 15, well behind Ulck Du Lin (10-2) at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs.
Shooters Wood (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Chased leader, led 3 out, joined 2 out, idled run-in, driven out and always doing enough, won at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Nov beating Wetak (10-7) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
His Excellency (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) In touch, weakened 5 out, 5th of 7, 31l behind Sprinter Sacre (11-7) at Sandown 2m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) sft.
Garynella (FR) (11-0) won at Nantes(FR) 2m 5f chs sft in Jun beating Endless Enigma (10-10) by 2l, 7 ran.
Lancetto (FR) 10-1 (11-3) In rear, not fluent 2nd, went remote 4th at 6th, never any chance with leaders, 4th of 6, 36l behind Wishfull Thinking (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m chs (2) sft in Nov.
Imperial Shabra (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Led and disputed, headed 3 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra before last, 8th of 14, 14l behind Lead Kindly Light (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp chs sft.
Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 8-1 (10-13) Held up in 5th, headway to 3rd place at 5th, went 2nd 5 out, led soon after 4 out, clear from 3 out, easily, won at Chepstow 2m hcp chs (2) gs in Oct beating Kumbeshwar (10-7) by 10l, 7 ran.
Oh Crick (FR) 12-1 (11-2) In touch, headway 4 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on under pressure to take narrow 2nd flat, no impression with winner, 2nd of 15, 4l behind Ulck Du Lin (10-2) at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs.
According To Trev (IRE)
||6||11-7 t1||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||7/1|
||5||11-7||M Bradstock||M Batchelor||11/10f|
Ardkilly Witness (IRE)
||6||11-4||Dr R D P Newland||R Johnson||20/1|
||5||11-4||Miss R Curtis||A P McCoy||9/2|
||7||11-4 b||A King||R Thornton||16/1|
||6||11-0||P F Nicholls||R Walsh||4/1|
Mon Mome (FR)
||12||11-0||Miss V Williams||A Coleman||40/1|
||5||11-4||R Dickin||N D Fehily||NR|
Thomas Crapper 15-8fav (11-4) Held up, not fluent 3rd, headway next, outpaced after 3 out, weakened before last, 4th of 8, 14l behind Two Rockers (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft.
Coneygree 8-1 (11-4) Made all, driven after 2 out, ridden and stayed on strongly to forge clear flat, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f nh nov hdl (1) sft in Nov beating Bondage (11-7) by 7l, 9 ran.
Aerial (FR) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division on outside, headway to chase leaders 11th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 18, well behind Al Ferof (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) sft in Nov.
Midnight Appeal 10-3 (10-12) Always prominent, led after 3 out, clear last, pushed out, won at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft beating Return Spring (11-5) by 3l, 12 ran.
Boyfromnowhere (IRE) 6-4fav (11-5) Jumped right, made all, went right after 2 out, clear last, easily, won at Ffos Las 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov beating High Ho Sheriff (10-12) by 11l, 8 ran.
According To Trev (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, headway 3 out, chased winner next, soon ridden, kept on same pace, lost 2nd last, no impression flat, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Coneygree (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nh nov hdl (1) sft in Nov.
Mon Mome (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, slow and ridden 14th, never on terms after, 10th of 16, well behind Monbeg Dude (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m 3f hcp chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Ardkilly Witness (IRE) 5-4fav (10-12) Raced wide, pressed leader, led 5th, made rest, came clear from 2 out, easily, won at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov beating Tigresse Bleue (10-5) by 5l, 15 ran.
Cristal Bonus (FR)
||6||11-7||P F Nicholls||R Walsh||4/1|
||7||11-3||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||16/1|
||7||10-12||A King||R Thornton||7/2f|
||8||10-11||R Rowe||A Thornton||40/1|
||9||10-9 t||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||20/1|
Nadiya De La Vega (FR)
||6||10-9||N J Henderson||A P McCoy||8/1|
||6||10-8||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||10/1|
Notus De La Tour (FR)
||6||10-8||D Pipe||T Scudamore||11/2|
Micheal Flips (IRE)
||8||10-6||Andrew Turnell||J Banks (7)||33/1|
||7||10-4||Miss V Williams||A Coleman||20/1|
Golden Chieftain (IRE)
||7||10-2 pt||C L Tizzard||D Crosse||20/1|
Hell's Bay (FR)
||10||10-0||K Burke||G Sheehan (5)||50/1|
Have You Seen Me (IRE)
||9||10-0||N A Twiston-Davies||A Wedge (3)||33/1|
||4||10-0||P F Nicholls||Mr H Derham (5)||15/2|
||9||11-12 t||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||NR|
||8||10-2||Ferdy Murphy||Non Runner||NR|
De Boitron (FR)
||8||10-1||Ferdy Murphy||2nd Preference||NR|
||7||10-1||H D Daly||Non Runner||NR|
Wishfull Thinking 8-11fav (11-0) Blundered and went right 1st, held up in 4th tracked leading pair 4th, went 2nd at 8th, led after 4 out, drew readily clear from 2 out, driven out flat, eased towards finish, won at Cheltenham 2m chs (2) sft in Nov beating Doeslessthanme (11-4) by 18l, 6 ran.
Divers (FR) 22-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, hit 8th and ridden along, well behind 11th, tailed off, 17th of 20, well behind Nadiya De La Vega (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Oct.
De Boitron (FR) 20-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, effort on outside after last (usual 3 out), soon chased winner, ridden and one pace when lost 2nd over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 16l behind Idarah (10-11) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs (2) sft in Nov.
Kingsmere 25-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, behind and pulled up before next, in a race won by Al Ferof (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) sft in Nov, 18 ran.
Unioniste (FR) 5-1 (11-2) Led, joined 4 out, narrowly headed just before next, soon ridden, lost 2nd before last, outpaced in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Dynaste (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs (2) gs in Nov.
Walkon (FR) 7-1 (10-6) In touch, headway approaching 3 out, chased winner before next and every chance, held last, no extra run-in, stayed on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 18, 3l behind Al Ferof (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) sft in Nov.
Golden Chieftain (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Shared lead, headed after 5 out, weakened next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Package (11-1) at Wincanton 3m 1f listed hcp chs (1) gs in Nov, 12 ran.
Tartak (FR) 12-1 (11-12) Prominent, not fluent 9th, ridden 3 out, no extra last, 6th of 20, 17l behind Nadiya De La Vega (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Oct.
Micheal Flips (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Mid-division, effort to chase leaders on inside 4 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 6th of 15, 8l behind Ulck Du Lin (10-2) at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs.
Tatenen (FR) 100-1 (10-13) Mid-division on inside when blundered and unseated rider 8th (canal turn), in a race won by Neptune Collonges (11-6) at Aintree 4m 4f Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (7yo+) (1) gd in Apr, 40 ran.
Astracad (FR) 9-2fav (11-12) Chased leaders, mistake 6th, blundered 8th, driven in 4th after 3 out, one pace and no real impression when went left 2 out, 4th of 14, 8l behind Shooters Wood (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Nov.
Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Behind, ridden and struggling after 8th, blundered next, tailed off and pulled up soon after, in a race won by Al Ferof (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) sft in Nov, 18 ran.
Renard (FR) 8-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, led after 8th, headed 2 out, soon ridden, no impression with winner when lost narrow 2nd flat, kept on, 3rd of 15, 4l behind Ulck Du Lin (10-2) at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs.
Cristal Bonus (FR) 2-1 (11-10) Always prominent, led 2 out, clear last, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Down Royal 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) gs in Nov beating Jacksonslady (10-8) by 9l, 6 ran.
Notus De La Tour (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Held up, fell 3rd, in a race won by Salut Flo (10-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar, 22 ran.
Hell's Bay (FR) 14-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, hampered 4th, tracked winner, hit 3 out, soon weakened, 2nd of 3, 33l behind Ghizao (11-9) at Kempton 2m 4f grad ch (2) gs in Nov.
Have You Seen Me (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Led, ridden after 2 out, headed last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Magical Legend (10-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov ltd hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Apr '11.
Nadiya De La Vega (FR) 12-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 3 out, driven and one pace before 2 out, went 3rd before mistake last,, 3rd of 18, 15l behind Al Ferof (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) sft in Nov.
||5||11-8||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||5/2|
Rock On Ruby (IRE)
||7||11-8 t||H Fry||N D Fehily||5/2|
||5||11-4||P F Nicholls||R Walsh||6/5f|
Mad Moose (IRE)
||8||11-0 b||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||66/1|
Minella Theatre (IRE)
||9||11-0 t||Mrs L Hill||A Thornton||150/1|
One Cool Shabra (IRE)
||4||11-0 p||P O Brady||R P Treacy||33/1|
||4||11-0||N A Twiston-Davies||D Crosse||100/1|
Zarkandar (IRE) 10-3 (11-10) Pressed leader, led 2 out, shaken up and headed last, soon led again, driven flat, held on, won at Wincanton 2m Ltd hcp hdl (1) gs in Nov beating Prospect Wells (10-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Grandouet (FR) 5-2fav (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, switched outside and headway 2 out, challenged going well last, led flat, ridden clear final 100 yards, won at Cheltenham 2m 1f hdl G2 (1) gd in Dec '11 beating Overturn (11-8) by 4l, 8 ran.
Rock On Ruby (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Led, ridden and joined 2 out, headed approaching last, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Oscar Whisky (11-7) at Aintree 2m 4f hdl G1 (1) gd in Apr.
Mad Moose (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, blundered badly 4th, never dangerous, 12th of 16, well behind Trustan Times (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Minella Theatre (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 8th, lost place before 14th (foinavon), tailed off 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Hello Bud (10-0) at Aintree 3m 2f Listed hcp chs (1) hvy, 16 ran.
One Cool Shabra (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, no extra in 3rd after 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Midnight Game (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft.
Red Riverman 33-1 (11-0) Held up in last trio, some headway 7th, struggling before next, never involved, 5th of 9, 16l behind Wonderful Charm (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Oct.
Oscar Whisky (IRE)
||7||11-6||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||1/5f|
||5||11-2||P F Nicholls||Mr H Derham||14/1|
Crack Away Jack
||8||10-12 t||T R George||N D Fehily||5/1|
Oscar Whisky (IRE) 8-15fav (11-8) Made all, pushed readily clear after 2 out, unchallenged after, eased flat, won at Ascot 2m 3f hdl G2 (1) hvy in Nov beating Raya Star (11-4) by 8l, 4 ran.
Crack Away Jack 14-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 9th, ridden and hit last, headed flat, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Tidal Bay (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f hdl G2 (1) gs in Nov.
Brampour (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Raced wide, disputed 2nd until 4 out, driven and outpaced in 3rd before 2 out, soon no impression with front pair, hit last, 3rd of 4, 14l behind Oscar Whisky (11-8) at Ascot 2m 3f hdl G2 (1) hvy in Nov.