Non-Runner Free Bet Cheltenham 2014 At BetVictor.com Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 3, 7 runners)
  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468 5th £234
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 51.10s
  • Off time: 14:51:22
Full result
Result 14:50 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Trucking Along 5/2
2nd 7 Makhzoon 3 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 227-214
White, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, Emerald Green cap Talkin Sence (IRE) 25
  • T:W Coltherd
  • J:Daragh Bourke
  • Form: 227-214
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 W Coltherd Daragh Bourke (7) 127 6/1
2 474183
Yellow, Purple chevron, Yellow sleeves, Purple spots, Yellow cap, Purple star Trucking Along (IRE) 12
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:Mr S Crawford
  • Form: 474183
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10h
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 h S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 125 5/2
3 1P/P-931
Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow cap West Brit (IRE) 115
  • T:R M Smith
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 1P/P-931
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 t R M Smith P Buchanan 122 28/1
4 F1241-6
Black and white diamonds, red and black striped sleeves, red cap, white spots Golden Sparkle (IRE) 55
  • T:I A Duncan
  • J:G B Watters
  • Form: F1241-6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 I A Duncan G B Watters (7) 120 14/1
5 3425-13
Royal Blue, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Tikkandemickey (IRE) 22
  • T:R Shiels
  • J:Callum Bewley
  • Form: 3425-13
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 R Shiels Callum Bewley (7) 119 11/2
6 1PP-342
Red, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap One For Harry (IRE) 13
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 1PP-342
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3p1
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 p1 N G Richards Brian Harding 118 9/4f
7 7P-7P14
Pink, Dark Green epaulets and armlets, Dark Green cap, Pink spots Makhzoon (USA) 32
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Diarmuid O'Regan
  • Form: 7P-7P14
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-1v
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
10 155 11-1 v N W Alexander Diarmuid O'Regan (7) 116 8/1

In depth

Verdict

Trucking Along is getting little time to rest on his laurels but did nothing wrong when third at Haydock last month and he stays this longer trip. Talkin Sence has finished second in three previous visits to this track and didn't really take to fences last time while Tikkandemickey is 9lb higher than when scoring at Hexham in November. West Brit is yet to prove he stays this far and Golden Sparkle also has a bit prove at present so we'll give another chance to ONE FOR HARRY, who may just have run out of stamina over 3m at Uttoxeter last time. Carlisle fourth Makhzoon is climbing the weights again and may struggle today.

Formwatch

Trucking Along (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Prominent, led 3rd, hit 2 out, headed last, no extra flat, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Leviathan (11-6) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.

Makhzoon (USA) 2-1fav (11-2) Chased leader, chased winner well before 2 out, no impression when ridden and lost 2nd at the last, kept on same pace in 3rd flat, weakened into 4th close home, 4th of 9, 9l behind Granaruid (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 3f amat hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Tikkandemickey (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out until before last, one pace, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Seeyouatmidnight (10-12) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Talkin Sence (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Held up, headway 6th, chased leader 12th, weakened 2 out, jumped slow last, 4th of 6, 48l behind Coverholder (11-6) at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (3) gs in Dec.

Golden Sparkle (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) In touch, headway 8th, soon under pressure and weakened, 6th of 8, 40l behind Arctic Court (10-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Nov.

West Brit (IRE) 5-2 (11-10) Held up, closed 5th, went 2nd going well from 2 out, shaken up to lead flat, readily, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep beating Odin (11-3) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.

One For Harry (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Towards rear, headway into mid-division 5th, in touch on outside after 7th, ridden to chase leading pair 3 out, not fluent next, went 2nd and every chnace when not fluent last, kept on flat, just held, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Woodford County (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.