Shloer Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 2, 6 runners)
  • Winner £31,280 2nd £9,240 3rd £4,620 4th £2,310 5th £1,155 6th £580
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 16.90s
  • Off time: 14:20:32
Full result
Result 14:20 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Wishfull Thinking 8/11f
2nd 2 Doeslessthanme 18 2/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 222111-
Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Doeslessthanme (IRE) 211
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 222111-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4b
  • OR: 151
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 b P F Nicholls D A Jacob 151 2/1
3 U4324-0
Pink, Purple epaulets, striped sleeves, Purple and pink hooped cap Lancetto (FR) 29
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: U4324-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 135 10/1
4 373053
BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Imperial Shabra (IRE) 15
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 373053
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 P O Brady J M Maguire 122 12/1
5 411757
Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Finch Flyer (IRE) 11
  • T:A Sadik
  • J:Mr Jamie Jenkinson
  • Form: 411757
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 p A Sadik Mr Jamie Jenkinson 100 100/1
6 236826-
Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap Kinkeel (IRE) 259
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Matthew Batchelor
  • Form: 236826-
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 71
  • Naps:
13 154 11-0 A W Carroll Matthew Batchelor 71 200/1
7 26F25-2
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Wishfull Thinking 22
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 26F25-2
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 162
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 162 8/11f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 3/11111-
Sprinter Sacre (FR) 218
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 3/11111-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 169
  • Naps:
6 1110 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 169 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Gauvain (GER)
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:N Fehily
9 11-6 Nick Williams N Fehily 2/1
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In depth

Verdict

It's welcome back to the most exciting sight in National Hunt racing - SPRINTER SACRE. The concession of weight all round should prove little hindrance to the Nicky Henderson superstar who created such a magnificent impression throughout his novice chasing campaign. He jumped round here in spectacular fashion when routing Cue Card and company in the Arkle at the festival and is unopposable on his seasonal reappearance. Wishfull Thinking is a useful tool in his own right and looks the obvious one for forecast punters after finishing second in the Old Roan Chase at Aintree last time. Doeslessthanme is next best as he was much improved last term for Paul Nicholls. However, he has never been asked to participate at such an elevated level before and we'll find out more about him here.

Formwatch

Sprinter Sacre (FR) 1-7fav (11-4) Took keen hold, tracked leader after 1st, led 6th, clear after 8th, impressive, won at Aintree 2m nov chs G1 (1) gd in Apr beating Toubab (11-4) by 13l, 4 ran.

Wishfull Thinking 9-1 (11-10) Held up behind, driven 5 out, headway under pressure approaching 3 out, chased leading pair next, stayed on to take 2nd between last 2, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 11, 23l behind For Non Stop (10-11) at Aintree 2m 4f ltd hcp chs Grd 2 (1) gd in Oct.

Doeslessthanme (IRE) 10-3fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, blundered 8th, headway 4 out, led 2 out, clear last, ridden out flat, won at Ayr 2m hcp chs (2) gd in Apr beating Bocciani (10-3) by 6l, 9 ran.

Imperial Shabra (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Prominent throughout, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Cristal Bonus (11-10) at Down Royal 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) gs.

Lancetto (FR) 33-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, behind 11th, tailed off, 16th of 20, dis behind Nadiya De La Vega (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Oct.

Finch Flyer (IRE) 80-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, weakened from 7th, last of 7, well behind Hazy Tom (11-1) at Warwick 2m nov chs (3) sft.

Kinkeel (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, pushed along before 10th, soon lost place, 6th of 11, 21l behind Frosty Lad (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.