Cheltenham Preview Evening March 1st Handicap Hurdle 3m 1f 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 3, 12 runners)
- Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 42.30s
- Off time: 14:46:12
|1st||8 Everdon Brook||10/1|
|2nd||4 Sun Cloud||7||6/1|
|3rd||9 Romany Ryme||4||7/1|
My Arch 37
|11||166 11-12||Ollie Pears||R McGrath||125||14/1|
Dun Masc (IRE) 302
|8||158 11-4||James Moffatt||Brian Harding||117||66/1|
Tell Me Y (IRE) 27
|6||158 11-4 b1||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||117||9/2f|
Sun Cloud (IRE) 63
|6||156 11-2||J M Jefferson||Harry Haynes||115||6/1|
Green Wizard (IRE) 37
|7||152 10-12||Mrs S J Smith||Ryan Mania||111||12/1|
Everaard (USA) 31
|7||146 10-6 pt||P A Kirby||F Keniry||105||11/2|
Swiss Art (IRE) 20
|7||146 10-6||Mrs S J Smith||Jonathan England (7)||105||16/1|
Everdon Brook (IRE) 31
|8||145 10-5 p||D Thompson||Tony Kelly (5)||104||10/1|
Romany Ryme 30
|7||144 10-4||J Wade||B Hughes||103||7/1|
Delgany Gunner 18
|9||141 10-1 t||N B King||Trevor Whelan (5)||100||16/1|
Storm To Pass 30
|5||141 10-1||C Grant||K Renwick||100||8/1|
Carmela Maria 21
|8||140 10-0 b||M E Sowersby||Edmond Linehan (7)||93||12/1|
TELL ME Y is tried in blinkers after being pulled up when favourite at Chepstow last month. Lightly-raced, he beat the smart At Fishers Cross as a novice and a repeat of his second at Towcester in November would probably suffice here. My Arch ran well behind Neptune Equester at Wetherby on Boxing Day but won't find it easy to carry his big weight over this longer trip while Sun Cloud was well beaten off his new mark at Doncaster last time. Everdon Brook beat Everaard at Musselburgh in December but the handicapper appears to have a grip on him now and chaser Delgany Gunner may not last home. Romany Ryme is still chasing a first success under Rules.
Everdon Brook (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, led after 3 out, hard ridden when headed after last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Smart Exit (10-12) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Sun Cloud (IRE) 3-1fav (11-8) Held up in rear, headway before 6th to track leaders, ridden before 3 out, weakened before last, 5th of 8, 29l behind Victor Hewgo (11-11) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Romany Ryme 28-1 (11-2) With leader, jumped slowly 1st, 3rd and no impression 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Green Flag (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy in Jan.
Storm To Pass 40-1 (11-0) Towards rear, not much room on 1st bend, stayed on approaching last, never on terms, 6th of 10, 13l behind Forestside (11-3) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Delgany Gunner 17-2 (9-12) Slight lead until 4th, pressed leader, in narrow lead again when blundered headed and dropped to 3rd 4 out, plugged on same pace after, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Simply Wings (11-3) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan.
Dun Masc (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 4 out (usual 6 out) and mistake next (usual 5 out), ridden in 6th at last (usual 3 out), 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4l behind D's Trix (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Apr.
Carmela Maria 9-1 (11-5) Mid-division and raced wide, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 34l behind Gwladys Street (11-11) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Everaard (USA) 13-2 (11-4) Always prominent on inside, led narrowly 8th to 13th, reminder after next, regained narrow lead 4 out, soon hard driven, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jan beating Foot The Bill (10-3) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
My Arch 8-1 (11-10) Held up, ridden 4 out, driven and stayed on from 2 out, not reach winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Neptune Equester (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.
Tell Me Y (IRE) 5-1fav (10-13) In touch in mid-division, not fluent 1st, ridden when mistake 6th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Amigo (11-2) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan, 14 ran.
Green Wizard (IRE) 11-4 (10-4) Prominent, every chance 2 out, stayed on one pace, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Neptune Equester (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.
Swiss Art (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Mid-division, quickly lost place 4th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Prize Fighter (10-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan, 9 ran.