Star Sports Cheltenham Preview Evening - 4th March Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 14 runners)
- Winner £3,285 2nd £958 3rd £479
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 13.70s
- Off time: 13:00:42
|1st||7 Billy Twyford||7/1|
|2nd||1 Shammick Boy||s.h||14/1|
Shammick Boy (IRE) 34
|8||166 11-12||V R A Dartnall||A Glassonbury||119||14/1|
Rupert Bear 55
|7||164 11-10||J Walton||Miss C Walton (7)||117||18/1|
Mubrook (USA) 16
|8||163 11-9 b||B Ellison||Danny Cook||116||10/1|
|7||163 11-9||Mrs P Sly||Miss G Andrews (5)||116||14/1|
Beauboreen (IRE) 48
|6||163 11-9||Jennie Candlish||S Quinlan||116||11/1|
Embsay Crag 38
|7||162 11-8||P A Kirby||R McGrath||115||14/1|
Billy Twyford (IRE) 50
|6||161 11-7||Mrs L Hill||D Bass||114||7/1|
Thunder Sheik (IRE) 21
|5||161 11-7 pt||F M O'Brien||Timmy Murphy||114||17/2|
Renoyr (FR) 35
|8||160 11-6||J M Jefferson||Harry Haynes||113||11/4f|
Cadore (IRE) 129
|5||157 11-3 p||Mrs L B Normile||Grant Cockburn (7)||110||80/1|
Shinrock Hill (IRE) 723
|9||157 11-3||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||110||11/1|
Sam Lord 21
|9||155 11-1||James Moffatt||Brian Harding||108||20/1|
Stagecoach Jasper 46
|7||152 10-12||Mrs S J Smith||Ryan Mania||105||12/1|
Highland Love 21
|8||151 10-11 b||Jedd O'Keeffe||B Hughes||104||33/1|
Renoyr is up 10lb for a five-length victory at Doncaster but won with plenty to spare and is preferred to Chicklemix, who had Embsay Crag behind over track and trip on her latest start. Billy Twyford and Thunder Sheik have claims on their latest placed efforts but Rupert Bear's winning run came to end off today's mark at Kelso last time. Sam Lord only got as far as the first when unseating his rider here three weeks ago but has a shout on his earlier double at Sedgefield however an open contest can go the way of MUBROOK. He looked an improved performer on his first start since March and debut for Brian Ellison when runner-up to Brick Red at Wincanton last month and better is expected.
Billy Twyford (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 3 out, ridden after 2 out, soon hung left under pressure, no extra before last, 2nd of 18, 4l behind Oscatara (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Shammick Boy (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, effort after 3 out, 5th and one pace when not fluent next, ridden and kept on flat, 4th of 13, 9l behind Home Run (10-6) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Renoyr (FR) 9-2 (11-1) Travelled well in mid-division, closed after 4th, led when mistake 2 out, mistake and headed last, soon led again, shaken up to assert, ran on well, won at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec beating Blackwater King (11-12) by 5l, 11 ran.
Mubrook (USA) 16-1 (10-8) Led, not fluent 2nd, headed 2 out, edged right before last, no chance with winner, one pace, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Brick Red (11-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Jan.
Cadore (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Chased leaders, mistake 3rd, not fluent next, no chance with winner when trying to close on 2nd after last, no impression, 3rd of 4, 21l behind Esporao (11-0) at Perth 2m clm hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Sam Lord 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leader, blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Prize Fighter (10-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan, 9 ran.
Beauboreen (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, chased winner before last until soon after, weakened, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Corrin Wood (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Embsay Crag 7-1 (11-12) Held up, headway 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 8, 9l behind Chicklemix (11-3) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.
Stagecoach Jasper 9-2 (11-9) Pulled hard early, in touch, hit 5th and 6th, headway 3 out, effort 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 32l behind Carmela Maria (9-12) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Thunder Sheik (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) With leader, led 3rd, ridden and headed last, unable to quicken, 2nd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Flaming Charmer (11-4) at Warwick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Highland Love 25-1 (11-4) Led, soon clear, in command when blundered badly and pecked last, no extra and headed last 25 yards, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Prize Fighter (10-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Chicklemix 4-1 (11-3) In touch, led 2 out, driven out flat, won at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec beating Pertuis (10-1) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Shinrock Hill (IRE) 15-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, lost place 4 out, soon beaten, 8th of 10, 47l behind Highway Code (11-3) at Taunton 2m 1f Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-130) (4yo+) (3) gd in Feb '11.
Rupert Bear 6-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway to mid-division approaching 4th, went 3rd 2 out, no chance with leading duo, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 11, 16l behind Rhymers Ha' (10-9) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.