CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f

  • (3yo+, 2m 1f, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £7,507 2nd £2,218 3rd £1,109 4th £554 5th £277 6th £139
  • Going: Good (Cross Country: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 5.00s
  • Off time: 13:40:12
Full result
Result 13:40 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 The Skyfarmer 4/1
2nd 2 Lyvius 4 7/1
3rd 3 Canadian Diamond 27 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3307-04
Black, White hoops and sleeves, hooped cap Dan Breen (IRE) 21
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Mikey Ennis
  • Form: 3307-04
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 p D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 135 20/1
2 100P0-4
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lyvius 41
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 100P0-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 127 7/1
3 0-4P722
Dark Blue, White star, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Dark Blue star Canadian Diamond (IRE) 25
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 0-4P722
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 p B G Powell James Banks (5) 127 8/1
5 282P-24
BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Maxi Chop (FR) 28
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 282P-24
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 125 7/2j
6 1231-11
Light Blue, White stripe and armlets The Skyfarmer 15
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 1231-11
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 123 4/1
7 54-1410
Emerald green, white hoop, emerald green sleeves, red stars, emerald green cap, red star Dresden (IRE) 28
  • T:S-J Davies
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 54-1410
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 S-J Davies W Kennedy 123 16/1
8 7/5F4-12
Dark Blue, Pink stars, sleeves and star on cap Uhlan Bute (FR) 7
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 7/5F4-12
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 120 7/2j
9 42-2818
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Glencree (IRE) 42
  • T:J Wade
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 42-2818
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-9p
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
9 149 10-9 p J Wade K Renwick 118 50/1
10 460-621
Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Zafranagar (IRE) 25
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 460-621
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
8 144 10-4 Ian Williams T Scudamore 113 7/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 11114/2
Fourth Estate (IRE) 18
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 11114/2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 112 N J Henderson D Bass 125 NR
11 16-6521
Western Approaches 1 (ex7)
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 16-6521
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 t Ian Williams S Twiston-Davies 102 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Dark Lover (GER)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
7 11-8 P F Nicholls R Walsh 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Dan Breen could go well in this, despite top weight, as Mikey Ennis takes off 7lb but Fourth Estate must also go on the short-list after an encouraging comeback at Kempton, though Barry Geraghty keeps faith with Ascot fourth Lyvius. Canadian Diamond has been knocking on the door in this grade of late and is a couple of pounds better off than when beaten half-a-length by Zafranagar at Leicester. UHLAN BUTE got to within a length of the well-treated Lord Protector at Sandown last week on his first start since May. That was also his first start in a handicap and he could be nicely handicapped at present so gets the nod. The Skyfarmer has done little wrong over hurdles so far and only had to be pushed out to defy a penalty last time. This is a step up in grade but he shouldn't be ignored and neither should recent course and distance fourth Maxi Chop.

Formwatch

Fourth Estate (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 2 out, led 2 out, joined last, soon ridden and pressed, edged right under pressure flat, stayed on well until no extra and headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 9, nk behind Ranjaan (11-9) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl (0-130) (3) gd in Nov.

Western Approaches 6-1 (11-8) Led, driven and headed 2 out, kept on same pace, ridden and no chance with winner flat, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Flying Phoenix (10-13) at Ludlow 2m (4) gd.

The Skyfarmer 8-11fav (11-5) Tracked leader, challenged 2 out, led last, kept on well, won at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov beating Badger Wood (10-12) by 2l, 12 ran.

Lyvius 5-2fav (10-10) Held up off the pace in last trio, headway 8th, blundered 10th, not fluent 3 out, went modest 4th well before 2 out, 4th of 8, 12l behind Ivor's King (10-11) at Ascot 2m 3f (3) gs in Nov.

Canadian Diamond (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, led 3rd, ridden and hung right after 2 out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Zafranagar (10-5) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.

Zafranagar (IRE) 9-4fav (10-5) Held up, took keen hold, headway 3 out, went 2nd and pecked slightly last, driven flat, led towards finish, won at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov beating Canadian Diamond (11-9) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

Dresden (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) In touch, went 2nd 4 out, led 2 out, driven and headed between last 2, weakened last, 13th of 19, 30l behind Quick Jack (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) gd in Nov.

Dan Breen (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, lost place approaching 8th, struggling after next, last of 4, well behind Fago (11-7) at Haydock 2m 1f chs (2) sft in Nov.

Uhlan Bute (FR) 20-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, went 3rd approaching and hit last, stayed on flat, took 2nd final 100 yards, not reach winner, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Lord Protector (11-2) at Sandown 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.

Maxi Chop (FR) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division in touch, headway on outside before 4 out, led narrowly between last 2, headed when not fluent last, no extra in 4th flat, 4th of 19, 9l behind Quick Jack (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) gd in Nov.

Glencree (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Led, joined after 3rd, hit 3 out, headed next, weakened before last, 8th of 15, 11l behind Hartside (10-3) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.