BetVictor Non-Runner No Bet At Cheltenham Novices' Chase 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 3 runners)
  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 30.60s
  • Off time: 14:47:53
Full result
Result 14:45 Chepstow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Bob Ford 8/15f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 2527PP
Red, yellow seams, chevrons on sleeves, check cap Bob Ford (IRE) 21
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:Patrick Corbett
  • Form: 2527PP
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0t1
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 t1 Miss R Curtis Patrick Corbett (5) 123 8/15f
3 115-364
White, Dark Blue hoops, White sleeves, Dark Blue stars, White cap Danners (IRE) 28
  • T:G R I Smyly
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 115-364
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 G R I Smyly C Poste 9/4
4 313/34
Dark blue, orange diamond, quartered cap Strike Fast (IRE) 14
  • T:W Kinsey
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 313/34
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 p1 W Kinsey Ryan Mahon 9/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 R-4P1R1
Alpha Victor (IRE) 10
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:W Kinsey
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: R-4P1R1
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
9 117 W Kinsey Nick Scholfield 130 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Sydney Paget (IRE)
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
6 11-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 1/7
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In depth

Verdict

BOB FORD would have a big chance in this if able to reproduce his two-length second to Mendip Express at Bangor in November but he has something to prove now having been pulled up in two starts last month, albeit in better company. Alpha Victor is hardly reliable himself, however, and there are question marks on his return to chasing as he refused when last seen over the larger obstacles. He also has a penalty to carry but is still preferred to Bill Kinsey's other runner, Strike Fast. Ex-pointer Danners has been well beaten in his three starts to date under Rules.

Formwatch

Alpha Victor (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Close up, pushed along 8th, headway to lead 3 out, stayed on strongly flat, won at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb beating Jaunty Journey (10-0) by 11l, 6 ran.

Bob Ford (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Led, jumped left 1st, headed before 7th, weakened and mistake 8th, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Bobcatbilly (10-8) at Haydock 2m 5f (3) hvy in Feb, 6 ran.

Danners (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, always last, outpaced 11th (4 out), no chance after, well tailed off, last of 4, well behind Smad Place (11-5) at Newbury 3m nov chs (3) hvy in Feb.

Strike Fast (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) In rear, weakened from 10th, tailed off, last of 4, well behind Pinerolo (11-4) at Newcastle 3m nov chs (2) hvy in Feb.