BetVictor Exclusive Antepost Offer Cheltenham 2013 Handicap Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 46.80s
  • Off time: 13:30:45
Full result
Result 13:30 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Sergeant Pink 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 268-2U6
Mauve, White stars, White sleeves, Mauve stars Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 18
  • T:A C Whillans
  • J:E Whillans
  • Form: 268-2U6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 104 7/5f
2 4352-87
Red, Royal blue seams, black cap Alexander Oats 232
  • T:R H Goldie
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: 4352-87
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
10 161 11-7 R H Goldie Harry Haynes 99 9/4
3 9446-72
Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Purple cap Sergeant Pink (IRE) 8
  • T:Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • J:Miss E C Sayer
  • Form: 9446-72
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3p
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 p Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss E C Sayer (5) 95 3/1
4 U1435-0
Light blue, white disc, halved sleeves, white cap Transact (IRE) 29
  • T:M Todhunter
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: U1435-0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7p
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 p M Todhunter Henry Brooke 85 11/2

In depth

Verdict

TRANSACT has won three times over the minimum trip, which is more than you can say about his three rivals. Martin Todhunter's gelding clearly wasn't fully match-fit on his reappearance at Catterick but gets the nod here receiving weight all round. Alexander Oats runs for the first time since May and is better over further but would have a chance on his second to Douglas Julian over 2m4f here in March and makes more appeal than Sergeant Pink, possibly flattered by his second to Tahiti Pearl at Sedgefield on Boxing Day, and Gleann Na Ndochais, who is nicely treated on his hurdles form but unseated his rider on his only previous start over fences.

Formwatch

Sergeant Pink (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, soon dropped in rear, went 3rd at 6th, every chance 2 out, in 3rd and looking held when left 2nd before last, kept on, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Tahiti Pearl (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.

Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) In rear, headway from 2 out, weakened last, 6th of 9, 9l behind Markadam (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.

Alexander Oats 16-1 (10-7) In rear, pushed along before 12th, soon struggling, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Mumbles Head (11-8) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in May.

Transact (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, under pressure approaching 6th, soon weakened, 10th of 12, well behind Brave Spartacus (10-13) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Dec.