Cheltenham Saturday 25th January
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places Surface: Turf
- Jackpot £28,895.72 carried forward to Leopardstown, 26th Jan
- Placepot £727.90, Pool: £261,034.02, 261.77 winning tickets
- Quadpot £71.10, Pool: £16,896.31, 175.73 winning tickets
||4||11-7||Evan Williams||P Moloney||25/1|
Kentucky Hyden (IRE)
||4||11-7||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||15/2|
Le Rocher (FR)
||4||11-7||Nick Williams||R Johnson||2/1|
Vicenzo Mio (FR)
||4||11-7||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||11/10f|
Goodwood Mirage (IRE)
||4||11-4||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||9/1|
||4||11-0||A King||W Hutchinson||33/1|
Le Rocher (FR) 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leader until mistake 2nd, stayed handy, challenged 4 out, soon led, hit 2 out, driven and stayed on well flat, won at Chepstow 2m 3yo hdl Grd 1 (1) hvy in Dec beating Kentucky Hyden (11-0) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Kentucky Hyden (IRE) 2-1 (11-0) Led, ridden and headed after 4 out, stayed on under pressure, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Le Rocher (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 3yo hdl Grd 1 (1) hvy in Dec.
Vicenzo Mio (FR) Evensfav (11-8) Jumped slickly, tracked leader, challenged 3 out, led going strongly well before 2 out, soon clear, very easily, won at Kempton 2m 3yo hdl (3) sft in Dec beating Stephen Hero (10-12) by 17l, 6 ran.
Ballyglasheen (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Tracked leader until 5th, stayed handy, pecked 2 out, ridden approaching last, challenged at hurdle, led flat, held on gamely, won at Cheltenham 2m 1f 3yo hdl (2) gd in Dec beating Kentucky Hyden (11-7) by nk, 6 ran.
Ronaldinho (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) Led, not fluent 4th, joined 3 out, kept slight lead under pressure, driven and headed after 2 out, chased winner until weakened approaching last, 4th of 5, 13l behind Baradari (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (3) hvy in Dec.
Goodwood Mirage (IRE) 6-4fav (10-12) Took keen hold tracking leaders, bumped 2nd, went 2nd travelling well after 3 out, led before 2 out, headed and bumped 2 out, dropped to 3rd, rallied to 2nd and challenging when mistake last, kept on well final 100 yards, driven ahead post, won at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft beating The Green Ogre (10-12) by shd, 8 ran.
||6||11-12 b||M Keighley||Ian Popham||8/1|
Dark Lover (GER)
||9||11-10||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||8/1|
||6||11-5||C Byrnes||Mr R J Jones (3)||28/1|
Indian Castle (IRE)
||6||11-3||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||14/1|
Ohio Gold (IRE)
||8||11-0 t||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||9/2|
The Italian Yob (IRE)
||6||11-0||Nick Williams||R Johnson||4/1f|
Tempest River (IRE)
||8||10-12||B I Case||W Hutchinson||25/1|
||8||10-11||Evan Williams||P Moloney||12/1|
Renard D'irlande (FR)
||9||10-9||Miss V Williams||A Coleman||6/1|
||7||10-8||N J Hawke||A P McCoy||6/1|
||9||10-0 b||M Bradstock||J E Moore||14/1|
Indian Castle (IRE) 2-1 (11-5) Led or disputed lead, ridden before 4 out, outpaced in clear 2nd next, soon no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 16l behind Many Clouds (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft in Dec.
Annacotty (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Made all, keen early, mistake 1st, driven clear when hit 2 out, ran on strongly, won at Kempton 3m nov chs Grade 1 (4yo+) (1) sft in Dec beating Green Flag (11-7) by 10l, 5 ran.
Renard D'irlande (FR) 5-2fav (10-11) Prominent, blundered and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Edmund Kean (11-2) at Leicester 2m 7f (3) sft, 6 ran.
Ohio Gold (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, jumped left throughout, slow 5 out, ridden to challenge after next, stayed on strongly closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 7, shd behind Loose Chips (11-3) at Kempton 2m 4f (3) sft in Dec.
Samingarry (FR) 17-2 (10-6) Tracked leaders, lost place 10th, headway under pressure before 5 out, soon chased leaders, ridden and stayed on to lead flat, won at Chepstow 3m (3) gs in Dec beating Annacotty (11-1) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Dark Lover (GER) 5-6fav (11-9) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd after 3rd, blundered 7th, hit 4 out, dropped to 3rd next, ridden and every chance last, chased winner final 200 yards and stayed on in closing stages, just held, 2nd of 5, nk behind Festive Affair (10-13) at Newbury 2m 1f nov chs (3) sft.
Tempest River (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, effort 3 out, hit next, weakened before last, 3rd of 5, 17l behind Une Artiste (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares nov ch (4) gs in Dec.
Shanpallas (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, not fluent 2nd, progress approaching 2 out and 6th entering straight, ridden and no impression run-in, kept on one pace,, 6th of 14, 8l behind King Vuvuzela (10-0) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec.
Super Villan 5-1 (11-9) Led, headed 16th, weakened 5 out, behind when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Leg Iron (11-3) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Dec, 10 ran.
The Italian Yob (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) Jumped well, led, narrowly headed 3 out, pressed leader, led again soon after 2 out, pressed last, driven and stayed on strongly to draw clear flat, won at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Dec beating Roger Beantown (11-3) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Timesawastin (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Led, not fluent 2nd, hit 9th and headed, led again after next until before last, weakened, last of 4, 17l behind Oscar Whisky (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs G2 (1) sft.
||11||11-12 t||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||9/1|
Double Ross (IRE)
||8||11-4||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||3/1f|
||9||10-13||Miss V Williams||S Thomas||16/1|
Cedre Bleu (FR)
||7||10-13 bt||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||8/1|
||7||10-13 b||A King||W Hutchinson||16/1|
Tap Night (USA)
||7||10-12||Miss Lucinda V Russell||A P McCoy||9/2|
||8||10-10 b1||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||8/1|
Ulck Du Lin (FR)
||6||10-7||P F Nicholls||B J Geraghty||11/1|
||8||10-4||Miss V Williams||A Coleman||11/2|
Sew On Target (IRE)
||9||10-0||C L Tizzard||B Powell||14/1|
Wishfull Thinking 9-1 (11-10) Held up in touch on outside, closed 4th, led 13th, headed approaching last, one pace and no impression flat, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Unioniste (11-6) at Aintree 3m 1f lst chs (1) gs in Dec.
Double Ross (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Mistake 1st, chased leaders, challenged after 10th, soon led, driven and stayed on gamely flat, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft beating Cedre Bleu (11-6) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Tap Night (USA) 20-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, 8th of 13, 39l behind Double Ross (10-8) at Cheltenham 2m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Dec.
Sew On Target (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Led until 4th, led 7th, headed 4 out, weakened well before 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 9, 40l behind Dare Me (11-4) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy.
Shangani (USA) 8-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, not fluent and reminder 9th, headway after 9th to chase leaders next, went 2nd and challenged 4 out, not fluent and lost 2nd 3 out, chased winner until between last 2, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 13l behind King Edmund (11-12) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft.
Cedre Bleu (FR) 9-2 (11-6) Tracking leaders 2nd, steadied after next, mistake 9th, headway after next, went 2nd last, ridden and no impresssion on winner flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Double Ross (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft.
Renard (FR) 4-1fav (11-7) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, went 2nd 8th, pushed along and outpaced in 4th before 2 out, 4th of 7, 16l behind Bury Parade (11-6) at Ascot 2m 5f hcp chs (2) hvy.
Ulck Du Lin (FR) 13-2 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 8th, chasing leaders next, ridden before 2 out, weakened 2 out, lost modest 4th final strides, 5th of 10, 15l behind Lancetto (11-7) at Ascot 2m 1f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Dec.
Kumbeshwar 12-1 (11-10) Pressed leader, stumbled and reminder 8th, driven 10th, 3rd and one pace after last, no extra final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Double Ross (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft.
Our Mick 14-1 (11-0) Led, hit 4th and 9th, not fluent 11th, mistake 12th, headed next, outpaced before 4 out, well held after, went 3rd before last, 3rd of 6, 25l behind Unioniste (11-6) at Aintree 3m 1f lst chs (1) gs in Dec.
||7||11-10 p1||K C Bailey||J M Maguire||6/1|
Champion Court (IRE)
||9||11-6||M Keighley||Ian Popham||9/1|
Houblon Des Obeaux (FR)
||7||11-6||Miss V Williams||A Coleman||7/2|
||10||11-6||R Dickin||C Poste||14/1|
Rocky Creek (IRE)
||8||11-5||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||6/4f|
||11||11-4 vt||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||66/1|
The Giant Bolster
||9||11-0 hv||D G Bridgwater||T Scudamore||6/1|
The Giant Bolster 7-1 (11-3) Led, slowed into 1st, headed before 5th, led again approaching next, not fluent and headed 7th, ridden after 9th, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 9, 50l behind Return Spring (10-13) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) sft.
Rocky Creek (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) In touch, headway to chase leaders before 16th, challenged, went 2nd and every chance 3 out, chased winner, every chance as winner hit last, upsides flat, no extra and held final 150 yards, 2nd of 21, 2 3/4l behind Triolo D'Alene (11-1) at Newbury 3m 2f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov.
Harry Topper 15-8 (11-11) Chased leader, not fluent 10th, jumped slowly 12th, jumped slowly and lost 2nd next, not fluent 15th, reminders before 16th (water), went 2nd again next, dropped to 3rd again 4 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, last of 3, 14l behind Vino Griego (11-7) at Sandown 3m lst chs (1) gd in Dec.
Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 6-4fav (11-6) Tracked leader, mistake 12th, led approaching 16th, driven along after 2 out, joined last, strongly pressed flat, battled on gamely to assert final 100 yards, won at Ascot 3m listed hcp chs (1) sft in Dec beating Cedre Bleu (10-5) by nk, 7 ran.
Restless Harry 5-1 (11-5) In touch, headway to 3rd after 12th, went 2nd after 14th, challenging when bumped 4 out and led soon after, clear 2 out, stayed on strongly, eased final 150 yards, won at Newbury 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft beating Bendant (10-13) by 17l, 11 ran.
Champion Court (IRE) 11-4 (11-6) Led, ran wide on bend after 7th, headed 4 out, no chance with easy winner from next, plugged on and well clear of 3rd, 2nd of 6, 23l behind Captain Chris (11-10) at Kempton 2m 4f lst chs (1) sft.
Pigeon Island 16-1 (11-5) In rear, not fluent 5th, ridden and behind 10th, pulled up after, in a race won by Mendip Express (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft, 13 ran.
15:00 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle (Registered As The Classic Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 2)
||5||11-12||Nick Williams||L Kelly||7/1|
||6||11-12||M Keighley||Ian Popham||14/1|
Madness Light (FR)
||5||11-12 t||W Greatrex||A P McCoy||7/1|
||6||11-12||W P Mullins||B J Geraghty||6/4f|
||5||11-9||D Pipe||T Scudamore||9/4|
Regal Diamond (IRE)
||6||11-5 p1||P Bowen||J E Moore||16/1|
Owen Na View (IRE)
||6||11-5||F O'Brien||C Shoemark||NR|
Owen Na View (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Led after 1st, tracked leader, left in lead 6th, hard pressed when fell 2 out, in a race won by Algernon Pazham (10-9) at Leicester 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) gs in Dec, 7 ran.
Red Sherlock 1-6fav (11-8) Made all, went left 2 out, drew 4 lengths clear on bit when went left again last, unextended, won at Wetherby 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft beating Bonnet's Vino (10-10) by 4l, 6 ran.
Rathvinden (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Held up, not fluent and closed from 7th, stumbled next, close 3rd when fell 3 out, in a race won by Deputy Dan (11-4) at Warwick 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) hvy, 8 ran.
Aubusson (FR) 9-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, challenged 7th, led before 3 out, edged left flat, stayed on well, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) sft beating Regal Diamond (11-2) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Regal Diamond (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Led, jumped slowly 1st and 2nd, headed 4th, lost place after 2 out, rallied and every chance approaching last, stayed on flat, no impression on winner inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Aubusson (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) sft.
Creepy (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Led until 8th, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 8, 49l behind Deputy Dan (11-4) at Warwick 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) hvy.
Madness Light (FR) 4-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, took keen hold early stages, led approaching 2 out, edged left flat, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec beating Flicka Williams (11-12) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Big Buck's (FR)
||11||11-8||P F Nicholls||Sam Twiston-Davies||6/5f|
Reve De Sivola (FR)
||9||11-8||Nick Williams||R Johnson||11/4|
At Fishers Cross (IRE)
||7||11-4 p1||Miss R Curtis||A P McCoy||5/1|
Boston Bob (IRE)
||9||11-4||W P Mullins||B J Geraghty||9/2|
Knockara Beau (IRE)
||11||11-0||G A Charlton||Jan Faltejsek||66/1|
Quartz de Thaix (FR)
||10||11-0 b||Miss V Williams||A Coleman||33/1|
Knockara Beau (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Led, headed 10th, mistake and lost place 14th, soon behind, stayed on flat, no impression, 5th of 9, 21l behind Monbeg Dude (11-0) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Dec.
At Fishers Cross (IRE) 8-11fav (11-7) Tracked leading pair, closer order to dispute 2nd when hit 3 out, 2nd soon after, closed approaching 2 out, ridden and no impression between last 2, well held when blundered badly and unseated rider last, in a race won by Reve De Sivola (11-7) at Ascot 3m 1f hdl G1 (1) sft in Dec, 5 ran.
Big Buck's (FR) Evens2fav (11-8) Made most, cantered clear on bit from 2 out, effortless, won at Newbury 3m hdl G2 (1) sft in Dec '12 beating Reve De Sivola (11-0) by 9l, 4 ran.
Reve De Sivola (FR) 9-4 (11-7) Made all, hit 5th, not fluent 8th, clear 3 out, reduced lead and hit 2 out, clear again and in command between last 2, left further clear at the last, won at Ascot 3m 1f hdl G1 (1) sft in Dec beating Salubrious (11-7) by 10l, 5 ran.
Quartz de Thaix (FR) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leader from 2nd, not fluent 3rd, led before 5th, headed when not fluent next, led 7th, headed and switched left before last, led again flat, headed final 150 yards, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Return Spring (10-13) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) sft.
Boston Bob (IRE) 8-11fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 3rd 4 out, improved into 2nd travelling well entering straight, led at last, stayed on strongly run-in, comfortably, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Dec beating Un Beau Matin (11-12) by 10l, 7 ran.
||5||11-12||J P Ferguson||J Quinlan (3)||14/1|
||7||11-7 t||D Pipe||T Scudamore||16/1|
||5||11-6||Nick Williams||A P McCoy||4/1c|
||8||11-6||Miss V Williams||A Coleman||12/1|
Lexi's Boy (IRE)
||6||11-5||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||11/1|
||5||11-0 h||B Ellison||J E Moore||8/1|
Quick Decisson (IRE)
||6||10-12||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||4/1c|
Lac Fontana (FR)
||5||10-12||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||4/1c|
||5||10-11 h||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||8/1|
||5||10-3||P Winks||R Winks (7)||33/1|
Lac Fontana (FR) 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 3rd until approaching 3 out, soon last and well held, not fluent 2 out, last of 4, 34l behind The Liquidator (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Nov.
Totalize 9-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, looked to be struggling when hampered 2 out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Willow's Saviour (10-5) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Dec, 20 ran.
Amore Alato 12-1 (11-8) Made all, hard driven when strongly challenged approaching 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (2) sft in Dec beating Fascino Rustico (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Nesterenko (GER) 9-4fav (11-6) Behind, headway before 3 out, every chance 2 out, no extra from last, 4th of 12, 8l behind Forced Family Fun (10-7) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Ruacana 25-1 (11-8) Held up in mid-division, pushed along and headway approaching 2 out, chased leaders 2 out, went 3rd between last 2, kept on same pace flat, lost 3rd post, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Deep Trouble (10-11) at Sandown 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Dec.
Quick Decisson (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, led before 2 out, kept on well, driven out, won at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy beating Alaivan (11-7) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.
Waterunder (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Towards rear, looked to be struggling when badly hampered 3 out, 10th of 20, 25l behind Willow's Saviour (10-5) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Dec.
Lexi's Boy (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd well before 2 out, led before 2 out until headed and bumped 2 out, chased winner and every chance until ridden between last 2, outpaced to 3rd approaching and hit last, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Lyvius (11-4) at Kempton 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft.
Citizenship 8-1 (11-0) Last pair, pushed along and outpaced after 7th, no chance after, last of 9, well behind Irish Saint (11-5) at Ascot 2m 3f Ltd hcp hdl (1) hvy.
Hartside (GER) 22-1 (11-4) Behind, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 12, 23l behind Forced Family Fun (10-7) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.