BetVictor Non-Runner No Bet At Cheltenham Handicap Chase 2m 3f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 3, 5 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 14.00s
- Off time: 15:55:35
|2nd||1 Quincy Des Pictons||11||7/1|
Quincy Des Pictons (FR) 21
|10||166 11-12||A E Jones||James Best (3)||140||7/1|
Consigliere (FR) 14
|11||161 11-7 p||D Pipe||Mikey Ennis (7)||135||11/8f|
Simply Wings (IRE) 70
|10||156 11-2||R Lee||M G Nolan (3)||130||5/2|
Get It On (IRE) 14
|9||152 10-12||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||126||8/1|
Kilcrea Asla (IRE) 68
|13||148 10-8||G McPherson||Killian Moore (5)||122||11/2|
Kilcrea Asla (IRE)
||12||10-5||G McPherson||Killian Moore||28/1|
CONSIGLIERE has been a regular at Cheltenham in recent years but won't be going to The Festival this time. But he can give the David Pipe yard a boost by landing this as he looked all over the winner at Newcastle two weeks ago until his big weight took its toll in the heavy ground. Quincy Des Pictons has his sights lowered but has never won off a mark this high while Get It On looks to be firmly in the handicapper's grip. Kilcrea Asla showed he was no back number when winning a veteran's handicap at Haydock in December, however, and looks more of a threat than Simply Wings at the weights.
Consigliere (FR) 5-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, led before 5 out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Wicklow Lad (10-8) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.
Quincy Des Pictons (FR) 100-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Seeyouatmidnight (11-6) at Haydock 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb.
Get It On (IRE) 22-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, ridden after 5th, weakened before 4 out, 6th of 9, 33l behind Poole Master (10-8) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs (2) hvy in Feb.
Kilcrea Asla (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Held up in 5th, closed 10th, outpaced 5 out, stayed on approaching last, went 2nd flat, led towards finish, won at Haydock 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Dec beating Gansey (10-11) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Simply Wings (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden 9th, jumped right and weakened 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Renard (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs (2) hvy in Dec, 11 ran.