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
- Winning time: 5m 51.10s
- Off time: 14:51:22
|1st||2 Trucking Along||5/2|
Talkin Sence (IRE) 25
|9||166 11-12||W Coltherd||Daragh Bourke (7)||127||6/1|
Trucking Along (IRE) 12
|8||164 11-10 h||S R B Crawford||Mr S Crawford (3)||125||5/2|
West Brit (IRE) 115
|6||161 11-7 t||R M Smith||P Buchanan||122||28/1|
Golden Sparkle (IRE) 55
|8||159 11-5||I A Duncan||G B Watters (7)||120||14/1|
Tikkandemickey (IRE) 22
|8||158 11-4||R Shiels||Callum Bewley (7)||119||11/2|
One For Harry (IRE) 13
|6||157 11-3 p1||N G Richards||Brian Harding||118||9/4f|
Makhzoon (USA) 32
|10||155 11-1 v||N W Alexander||Diarmuid O'Regan (7)||116||8/1|
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.
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.