Rewards4Racing Novices' Handicap Chase (Listed) 2m 4f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 1, 19 runners)
  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198 5th £1,608 6th £804
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 0.40s
  • Off time: 17:16:56
Full result
Result 17:15 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Present View 8/1
2nd 10 Attaglance ½ 10/1
3rd 8 Pendra 3 8/1
4th 13 Ahyaknowyerself ½ 33/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 159-251
Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Ericht (IRE) 37
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 159-251
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 140 13/2j
2 1-12245
Red and Yellow (quartered), Red sleeves, Yellow armlets, Red cap Up To Something (FR) 46
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 1-12245
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10pt
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 pt C E Longsdon N Fehily 140 33/1
3 121713
BLACK, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Grandads Horse 122
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:Kielan Woods
  • Form: 121713
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 p C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (3) 140 33/1
5 14-1154
Light Green, Red diamond and sleeves, quartered cap Art Of Logistics (IRE) 75
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 14-1154
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9v1
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 v1 D T Hughes B J Cooper 139 13/2j
6 034-162
WHITE, RED disc, hooped cap Manyriverstocross (IRE) 38
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 034-162
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
9 162 11-8 A King R Thornton 138 17/2
7 352121
DARK BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, WHITE and YELLOW quartered cap Persian Snow (IRE) 18
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 352121
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 138 20/1
8 120-117
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Pendra (IRE) 80
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 120-117
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 C E Longsdon A P McCoy 137 8/1
9 2-32121
Light Blue, Green sleeves, quartered cap Present View 17
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 2-32121
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 137 8/1
10 8-P2495
Beige and Brown (quartered), Brown sleeves Attaglance 37
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 8-P2495
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 t J M Jefferson B Hughes 137 10/1
11 P-1UU22
Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Dursey Sound (IRE) 14
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: P-1UU22
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 137 33/1
12 09-9F34
Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Close House 40
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 09-9F34
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5bt
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 135 12/1
13 13F231
Beige, Red and White hooped sleeves and cap Ahyaknowyerself (IRE) 49
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 13F231
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5b
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 b Dr R D P Newland S Twiston-Davies 135 33/1
14 F2P-P31
EMERALD GREEN & yellow HOOPED, Red cap Festive Affair 55
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: F2P-P31
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill M P Walsh 134 20/1
15 F-58111
Emerald Green, Red Cross of Lorraine, Light Green sleeves, Red cap Buywise (IRE) 34
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: F-58111
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 134 16/1
16 230-338
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Tony Star (FR) 143
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 230-338
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 134 20/1
17 510-421
Black, black and maroon striped cap Buthelezi (USA) 99
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 510-421
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4p1
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 p1 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 134 25/1
18 3P-3424
Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Ohio Gold (IRE) 45
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 3P-3424
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 132 14/1
19 6-71314
Pink and white stripes, red cap King Vuvuzela (IRE) 45
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 6-71314
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 P Nolan P Carberry 131 20/1
20 27F11P
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Gardefort (FR) 24
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 27F11P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 132 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 012213
Baby Mix (FR) 80
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 012213
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
6 119 W Greatrex D N Russell 139 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Rajdhani Express
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:Mr S Waley-Cohen
6 11-12 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 16/1
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In depth

Verdict

This is normally won by a relatively unexposed type but we are going against the trends this year. OHIO GOLD is having his 10th start over fences but was third in this last year off a 2lb higher mark and he again ran well at the track in January when fourth to the promising Indian Castle and RSA Chase entry Annacotty. Just beaten at Kempton earlier, he looks fairly treated and could go close at big odds. Pendra has yet to prove he stays this far but there are possibilities about easy Kempton scorer Present View and Musselburgh winner Ericht will enjoy the drying ground, though was well behind the selection at Kempton and is 7lb worse off. Buywise will need to improve again to compete a four-timer but Buthelezi has plenty of natural speed and could figure if handling these stiff fences. Art Of Logistics tackles this rather than the Arkle but doesn't look particularly well treated. Dursey Sound and Close House are better handicapped but have been a tad disappointing so far over the larger obstacles. Manyriverstocross was third in last year's County Hurdle and Attaglance is a former Festival winner so they could be the pick of the remainder, though Baby Mix is also interesting.

Formwatch

Baby Mix (FR) 7-2 (11-3) Led and set steady pace, not fluent 11th and next, headed 3 out, soon dropped to 3rd and no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 4, 25l behind Easter Day (11-0) at Ascot 2m 5f grad ch (2) sft in Dec.

Present View 5-2fav (11-8) Tracked leader 3rd, led 10th, came clear from 3 out, easily, won at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Feb beating Ballinvarrig (11-9) by 10l, 10 ran.

Attaglance 25-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, 5th and beaten 2 out, one pace, 5th of 11, 8l behind Wyse Hill Teabags (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl (2) sft in Feb.

Pendra (IRE) 2-1fav (11-11) Held up in rear, headway approaching 8th, chased leaders next, pushed along in 4th after 3 out, weakened just before next, 7th of 10, 18l behind Lancetto (11-7) at Ascot 2m 1f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Dec.

Ahyaknowyerself (IRE) 1-2fav (11-0) Prominent, led 5th, ridden and strongly pressed after 4 out, ridden clear flat, eased close home, won at Leicester 2m nov chs (3) sft in Jan beating Bin End (11-0) by 7l, 4 ran.

Buywise (IRE) 15-8fav (10-13) Held up in touch, smooth headway 11th, led going well 4 out, clear last, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb beating Elenika (11-2) by 9l, 7 ran.

Persian Snow (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) Towards rear, headway before 7 out, blundered 7 out, went 2nd before 5 out, led 2 out, clear after last, stayed on well, won at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Feb beating Greywell Boy (10-0) by 8l, 6 ran.

Manyriverstocross (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, tracked leader from 3rd, led 8th, not fluent 10th, jumped left 2 out, headed when not fluent last, no extra, 2nd of 3, 9l behind Oscar Whisky (11-4) at Sandown 2m 4f nov chs G1 (1) hvy in Feb.

Tony Star (FR) 11-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, blundered badly 1st and 3rd, mistake 4 out, some headway after 3 out, no impression, blundered 2 out, 8th of 16, 21l behind Johns Spirit (10-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gd in Oct.

Festive Affair 10-1 (10-13) Went right 1st, made all, pushed along from 4 out, kept on well for hand riding, hung left flat, driven and stayed on final 100 yards, held on, all out, won at Newbury 2m 1f nov chs (3) sft in Jan beating Dark Lover (11-9) by nk, 5 ran.

King Vuvuzela (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear early, headway before 4 out, 5th 3 out, ridden into 2nd before last, disputed last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 4th of 21, 4 1/2l behind He'llberemembered (10-4) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs sft in Jan.

Up To Something (FR) 11-8fav (11-7) Led to 7th, led again before 11th, pushed along before 5 out, headed before 2 out, lost 2nd before last, weakened run-in, 5th of 7, 13l behind Victor Hewgo (11-0) at Doncaster 3m nov chs (4) gs in Jan.

Grandads Horse 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, lost place before 7th, mistake 12th, well beaten 4 out, stayed on from 2 out, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 14l behind Kapga De Cerisy (11-4) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Nov.

Art Of Logistics (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leaders in 4th, closer entering straight, ridden and no impression before last, no extra run-in,, 4th of 6, 20l behind Defy Logic (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 1f nov chs Grade 1 (4yo+) (1) sft in Dec.

Buthelezi (USA) 2-1 (10-12) Made all, clear from 3 out, pressed before last, held on well towards finish, won at Plumpton 2m 4f (3) gd in Dec beating Une Artiste (11-5) by 3/4l, 3 ran.

Dursey Sound (IRE) 8-13fav (11-7) Tracked winner, not fluent 3rd, effort 3 out, soon under pressure, never able to challenge, last of 2, 2l behind Bit Of A Jig (11-7) at Catterick 3m 1f nov chs (4) gs in Feb.

Ericht (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6th, challenged 4 out, led before next, soon clear, eased flat, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft in Feb beating Bar De Ligne (11-6) by 9l, 7 ran.

Close House 3-1 (11-8) Sweating, tended to jump right, held up last, pushed along outpaced and no chance when blundered 3 out, last of 4, 14l behind Brick Red (11-5) at Wincanton 2m (3) sft in Jan.

Ohio Gold (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) In touch main group, close up 7th, ridden and effort approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th flat, 4th of 11, 8l behind Indian Castle (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) hvy in Jan.

Gardefort (FR) 3-1fav (11-6) Held up in rear, went 2nd before 8th, challenged on bit 5 out, ridden before 4 out, quickly weakened before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Bobcatbilly (10-8) at Haydock 2m 5f (3) hvy in Feb, 6 ran.