William Hill Cheltenham Daily Price Boosts Handicap Chase (Jockey Club Grassroots Jumps Series Qualifier) 2m 4f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 3, 10 runners)
  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 20.88s
  • Off time: 17:02:05
Full result
Result 17:00 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Midnight Sail 12/1
2nd 4 Tempest River 11 10/1
3rd 6 Denali Highway 1 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3242F2
Light blue, white hoop, sleeves and spots on cap Hit The Headlines (IRE) 48
  • T:C Fryer
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 3242F2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 C Fryer Harry Skelton 130 20/1
2 241P5-6
Emerald green, purple stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Midnight Sail 103
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 241P5-6
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
11 166 11-12 A King R Thornton 130 12/1
3 21-4328
Light green, white stars on sleeves, purple cap, white stars Flaming Gorge (IRE) 14
  • T:Mrs F Hawes
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 21-4328
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
9 165 11-11 Mrs F Hawes L Aspell 129 25/1
4 83-9137
Pink, maroon hoops, dark blue sleeves, pink and maroon quartered cap Tempest River (IRE) 42
  • T:B I Case
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 83-9137
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 B I Case D A Jacob 128 10/1
5 P7/1-416
Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Aachen 17
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: P7/1-416
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
10 162 11-8 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 126 5/1
6 111-236
Emerald Green, Red star, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Denali Highway (IRE) 51
  • T:Mrs Caroline Bailey
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 111-236
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 126 7/1
7 4211-24
Purple, light green seams, quartered cap Ice 'n' Easy (IRE) 35
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 4211-24
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5pt
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 pt C E Longsdon N Fehily 123 3/1f
8 133-30P
Yellow, Black sash, Emerald Green cap Ballyallia Man (IRE) 72
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 133-30P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 t T R George P J Brennan 122 15/2
9 187/P52
Red, Yellow cross belts, diabolo on sleeves and spots on cap Overclear 29
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:Jack Doyle
  • Form: 187/P52
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-2h
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
12 156 11-2 h V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 120 12/1
10 1115-P6
Yellow, large Black spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots Arbeo (IRE) 29
  • T:Mrs D Grissell
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 1115-P6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 Mrs D Grissell S Thomas 117 5/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Arbeo (IRE)
  • T:Mrs D Grissell
  • J:S Thomas
7 11-2 Mrs D Grissell S Thomas 11/4
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In depth

Verdict

Last year's winner Arbeo appears out of sorts and Aachen weakened over 3m at Doncaster last time, but had won earlier over this track and trip and is only 3lb higher. Tempest River was biting off more than she could chew in a Class 2 last time but Ben Case's mare is respected in this grade and Ice 'N' Easy should be approaching peak fitness now. Veteran Overclear isn't out of this having gone close over 2m at Kempton while Hit The Headlines has joined Caroline Fryer from Gordon Elliott having finished second at Fairyhouse in January. DENALI HIGHWAY is a sound jumper, which is a major plus around here. He got stuck in the mud at Wincanton last time but is much better than that and should be thereabouts in a tricky finale.

Formwatch

Midnight Sail 9-1 (11-10) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd before 8th, hit next, lost 2nd and outpaced before 3 out, no extra in 4th when went left 3 out, went left again and lost 4th 2 out, went left again last, 6th of 7, 33l behind Giorgio Quercus (11-7) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.

Tempest River (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, outpaced 14th, no chance with leaders, 7th of 11, 35l behind Indian Castle (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) hvy in Jan.

Denali Highway (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, mistake 4th, reminder 12th, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 8, 43l behind Bennys Mist (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan.

Ballyallia Man (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders to halfway, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 14th, in a race won by Count Guido Deiro (11-6) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec, 9 ran.

Ice 'n' Easy (IRE) 85-40 (10-8) Tracked leaders, outpaced before 4 out, ridden and weakened from next, 4th of 6, 41l behind No Planning (11-1) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) hvy in Feb.

Overclear 12-1 (11-2) Held up off the pace in last pair, not fluent 4th, mistake next, not fluent 8th, stayed on to 4th well before 3 out, left 2nd 3 out, 2 lengths down last, closed all the way to the line, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Paddy The Stout (10-4) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.

Flaming Gorge (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Slight lead, headed 10th, chased winner until approaching 12th, weakened quickly soon after, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Present View (11-8) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Feb.

Hit The Headlines (IRE) 7-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, pushed along and improved into 2nd after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, no impression on winner from last, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Grand Jesture (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase sft in Jan.

Aachen 4-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 4th 2 out, kept on before last, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 9l behind Tranquil Sea (10-12) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Feb.

Arbeo (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, went 3rd 9th, weakening when stumbled badly 14th, 6th of 8, 26l behind Triangular (10-11) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Feb.