Cheltenham Ante Post At totepool.com Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 26.38s
  • Off time: 15:06:07
Full result
Result 15:05 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Plus Jamais Evsf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 544215
Royal blue, yellow braces, sleeves and cap Final Assault 16
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 544215
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell D R Fox (5) 111 5/2
3 6-55661
Emerald Green and Royal Blue diabolo, White cap Plus Jamais (FR) 40
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 6-55661
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 J S Goldie B Hughes 106 Evsf
4 15-854P
Purple and Yellow check, White sleeves Indepub 135
  • T:M Todhunter
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 15-854P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 M Todhunter Lucy Alexander 103 16/1
5 275-242
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Scimon Templar (FR) 16
  • T:Miss P Robson
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 275-242
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 Miss P Robson K Renwick 100 7/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 721732
Sam Lord 1
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:Craig Nichol
  • Form: 721732
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10v
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
10 1110 v James Moffatt Craig Nichol 109 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Jonny Delta
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Henry Brooke
6 11-5 J S Goldie Henry Brooke 13/8
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In depth

Verdict

A couple of recent course and distance winners stand out in this. Plus Jamais beat a subsequent winner here last time and has leading claims despite a 7lb rise. But FINAL ASSAULT ran well behind Great Link in a higher grade handicap at this course last month having won a maiden hurdle here before that. He gets the nod to return to winning ways given Sam Lord has struggled since scoring at Newcastle earlier in the year and Scimon Templar is upped in class after finding Rosquero too good at this track on his latest start. Indepub has been back on a winning mark for some time without getting any closer.

Formwatch

Sam Lord 12-1 (11-7) With leader, led before 4th, headed before 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 6, 44l behind Twoways (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.

Plus Jamais (FR) 9-4fav (10-8) Chased leader, led before 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan beating Rhymers Stone (10-7) by 7l, 6 ran.

Final Assault 9-4fav (10-3) Tracked leader, challenged after 4 out, led approaching next, headed before 2 out, ridden and gradually weakened flat, last of 5, 4 1/2l behind Great Link (9-12) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.

Scimon Templar (FR) 11-4 (11-3) Tracked leaders, clear 3rd 4 out, headway next, went 2nd 2 out, ridden and effort between last 2, no extra in clear 2nd flat, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Rosquero (10-5) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.

Indepub 16-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, pushed along after 5 out, weakened before 3 out and pulled up, in a race won by Finding Your Feet (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct, 9 ran.