Ryman Stationery Novices' Chase 3m 1f 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 2, 4 runners)
  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924 5th £462 6th £232
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 27.90s
  • Off time: 12:42:02
Full result
Result 12:40 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Sam Winner 11/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1264-11
Red and White check, White cap Le Bec (FR) 28
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 1264-11
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 149
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 149 7/4
2 1P1-U1U
Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap Le Reve (IRE) 16
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 1P1-U1U
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 Mrs L Wadham R Johnson 134 16/1
3 1114-12
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Shutthefrontdoor (IRE) 28
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 1114-12
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 13/8f
4 F/5103-3
White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Sam Winner (FR) 28
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: F/5103-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 140 11/4

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Highland Lodge (IRE)
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:B J Geraghty
6 11-6 Miss E C Lavelle B J Geraghty 2/1
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In depth

Verdict

This is normally won by a smart novice and it would be no surprise to see all of these back here at The Festival in March. Le Bec, impressive over fences so far, beat SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR by three-quarters-of-a-length over a slightly shorter trip here four weeks ago with Sam Winner back in third. But the runner-up was staying on strongly up the hill and will be fancied to reverse the form today on 3lb better terms. Le Reve is a useful performer when on-song but is usually found wanting when pitched in at this level and has now failed to finish in two of his three chase starts.

Formwatch

Sam Winner (FR) 10-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, headway 3 out, challenged between rivals approaching next, every chance until ridden and one pace in clear 3rd flat, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Le Bec (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m nov chs (2) gd in Nov.

Le Bec (FR) 3-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, led soon after 4 out, hard pressed 2 out, ridden before last, held on gamely flat, won at Cheltenham 3m nov chs (2) gd in Nov beating Shutthefrontdoor (11-4) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

Le Reve (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Held up tracking leaders in 4th, challenged on outside 4 out, pushed along disputing 2 lengths 3rd when bumped and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Just A Par (11-2) at Newbury 3m nov chs Grade 2 (1) gs in Nov, 5 ran.

Shutthefrontdoor (IRE) 9-4fav (11-4) Held up in last pair, took closer order halfway, went 2nd 3 out, challenged on inside approaching next, every chance last, ridden and kept on flat, held near finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Le Bec (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m nov chs (2) gd in Nov.